Factor Analysis for Characterizing Angry Driving Behaviors of Chinese Drivers

Increasing numbers of novice drivers, traffic congestion, and a mixed traffic environment result in increased "road rage" among Chinese drivers each year. Reducing the impact of road rage on traffic safety is imperative. This study designs and proposes a Driving Anger Behavior Scale (DABS) for the first time in China to explore the driving behaviors of angry drivers. Factor analysis showed that the 29 anger expression items collected can be decomposed into the following five categories of anger expression: Operating Frequency, Operation Fierceness, Assault People, Assault Objects, and Self-Regulation. The statistical analysis of questionnaires shows that driving anger will frequently lead to driver distraction, lapses in vehicle control, and impulsive driving. Angry drivers tend to change vehicle operations more frequently, quicker, and with more force, and with the number of aggressive behaviors increasing significantly. A significant correlation is also found between angry driving and age, daily driving hours, monthly income, and vehicle type.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 2472-2487
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01531286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:04PM