IMPACT OF TRANSPORT COMPANY SAFETY CLIMATE OF TRUCK CRASHES
Research has shown that although trucks are involved in fewer crashes per million kilometers than the general New Zealand public, they are involved in a disturbingly high proportion of fatal crashes. Truck drivers differ from cas drivers in many ways, one of which is the fact that they can be influenced by the pressures, beliefs, instructions and policies of the transport company for which they work. As no published research could be found on the impact of safety culture on truck drivers' crash rates, a questionnaiure survey of 378 drivers was conducted. The questionnaire measured the truck drivers' perceptions of safety, climate, crash record, speed choice, and propensity to commit violations, along with a number of other variables.
- This article is from ADA412433 Europe Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meeting.
Massey UniversityPalmerston North, New Zealand
- Sullman, M J
- PAJO, K
- Meadows, M L
- Publication Date: 2002-9-12
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash rates; Questionnaires; Safety; Speed; Truck drivers
- Geographic Terms: New Zealand
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00961038
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 2003 12:00AM