Investigating Behavior of Motorcycle Riders from Negative Experience and Profile: A Case Study of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Motorcyclists traditionally have been considered as a high-risk population. The question that arises here is whether negative experiences affect driver behavior or not. Identifying the rider's behavior and negative experience can help to clarify the nature of the accident. This study examines how profile of motorcyclists and their negative experience define their riding behavior on the road to identify factors that associated with bad behavior on the road. This study adopts structural equation modeling to analyze the collected data from 142 respondents of different age and backgrounds. All the data was collected from Colombo district in Sri Lanka. The study confirmed that there is a strong positive relationship between the rider's bad behavior and past negative experience as also found by other studies. The results also show that young riders are more likely to have bad behavior and lack of safety behavior has been identified as the major factor.


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  • Accession Number: 01675559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2018 3:07PM