DEVELOPMENT AND PRELIMINARY TESTING OF A DRIVING HAZARD QUESTIONNAIRE

A questionnaire that assesses hazard perception in automobile drivers was developed. Its items consist of 60 one- or two-sentence descriptions of commonly encountered driving situations, each of which a respondent rates for danager of an accident on a 7-point rating scale. Results showed that women rated the situations as being more hazardous than the men did, and that the younger group rated them as being more hazardous than did the older group. Some significant correlations between rating and numbers of self-reported accidents and traffic violations were found. These showed that individuals having had no accidents or violations in the immediately prededing 5 years generally rated the driving situations as being more dangerous than those having had at least one during that time.

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    Ammons (CH) and Ammons (RR)

    P.O. Box 1441
    Missoula, MT  USA  59801
  • Authors:
    • Soliday, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00128957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM