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Perceptions of risk factors for road traffic accidents

Smith, Andrew and Smith, Hugo 2017. Perceptions of risk factors for road traffic accidents. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal 4 (1) , pp. 140-146. 10.14738/assrj.41.2616

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Abstract

Research has identified a number of risk factors for road traffic accidents. Some of these require education of drivers and a first step in this process is to assess perceptions of these risk factors to determine the current level of awareness. An online survey examined risk perception with the focus being on driver behavior, risk taking and fatigue. The results showed that drivers’ perceptions of the risk from being fatigued was lower than the perceived risk from the other factors.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: road traffic accidents; driving behaviour; risk taking; fatigue
Additional Information: Open Access Policy This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Publisher: Society for Science and Education
ISSN: 2055-0286
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 February 2017
Date of Acceptance: 1 January 2017
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 20:36
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/97741

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