Assessing the Impact of Using Mobile Phones While Driving by Urban Public Transport Drivers on Stress Management and Attitudes towards Speeding

Drivers' behaviour is an influential factor in more than 90% of driving accidents. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 16,000 people die each year because of traffic accidents in Iran. Due to the increased traffic volume caused by the use of the private cars, use of public transport is a necessary means to reduce traffic volume. Therefore, it is essential to study the behaviour of urban public transport drivers in order to increase traffic safety. In this research, 654 urban public transport drivers, including 330 taxi drivers and 324 bus drivers, were interviewed. The interviewees responded to the drivers' attitude questionnaire (DAQ) in the field of driver attitude towards speeding and responded to drivers' stress inventory (DSI) in areas such as aggression, hazard monitoring, thrill-seeking and dislike of driving. The use of mobile phones while driving questionnaire was also completed by drivers. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to validate DAQ, DSI, and use of mobile phone while driving questionnaires for Iranian public transport drivers. Finally, using structural equation modeling (SEM), the effect of using the mobile phone while driving on stressful behaviours and attitude of drivers of public urban vehicles was investigated. The results showed that there is a direct relationship between using the mobile phone while driving and aggression, thrill-seeking and the tendency to speeding variables. A reverse relationship was found between using mobile phone while driving, and dislike of driving and hazard monitoring variables.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01763560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-01059
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:06AM