Relationship between Driving Behavior and Traffic Congestion in Selected Routes in Cagayan De Oro City

This article reports on a study of the relationship between driving behavior and traffic congestion in selected routes in Cagayan de oro City (Philippines). The study is anchored on the theory that the behavior of drivers will directly affect traffic congestion. The authors explored: the driving behavior of drivers in this city; the factors that affect their driving behavior; and the relationship between driving behavior and traffic congestion. After a lengthy introduction, the authors describe their questionnaire study that included fifty (50) respondents: 30 public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers, 10 taxi drivers, and 10 private vehicle drivers. Results showed a significant relationship between driving behavior and traffic congestion during travel to social events; mechanical and other behavioral factors were also significant. Environmental factors were found to be nonsignificant, in regards to traffic congestion. The authors conclude by offering three recommendations: drivers should manifest proper driving behavior so that they will not cause traffic congestion (this includes defensive driving and following all traffic rules and regulations); drivers should maintain their vehicles adequately; and drivers should stay aware and respectful of other road users.

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  • Accession Number: 01481262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 2013 7:34PM