Development and Pilot of a Business Travel Focused Intervention Addressing Close Following Driving Behaviour

Close following, or tailgating, vexes and distracts other drivers and increases the risk of collisions. The authors did a literature review on the subject, and considered how such behavior might be mitigated among persons who drive for work, who compose a recognized high-risk group. The authors designed an intervention that included group discussion and consideration of various factors underlying tailgating behavior. Several behavior change methods were also included. A group of 157 participants completed a survey measuring their attitudes to close following and their own driving behavior, and 78 of them then participated in the intervention. A post-intervention survey was taken of 27 of the intervention group, and 30 of the control group. Data from the participants showed a positive response to the intervention, and greater awareness of their own close following behavior.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 54p

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  • Accession Number: 01690270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781912433704
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PPR886
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 2018 12:06PM