A Study of Road Accidents Involving International Visitors: Case Study in New Zealand

This study is to explore the driving behaviour of overseas drivers and to identify the key causes contributing to the road accidents in New Zealand (NZ) related to sociodemographic characteristics of overseas drivers. A revealed preference (RP) survey of 205 overseas drivers is used to investigate whether drivers' characteristics affect their ranked preference for attributes related to the risk of driving in NZ. The rank-ordered logistics regression models identified the importance of various factors in determining the cause of accidents and providing some insight into issues that should be considered in accident reduction policy development. The results indicate that roundabout system brings confusion to overseas drivers, mountainous roads considered the most difficult terrain when driving in NZ, and fatigue after a long flight brings a moderate impact on older drivers. Therefore, this study suggests that 'taylored' driving safety training programmes would be more effective to educate overseas visitors.


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  • Accession Number: 01675938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2018 3:07PM