ELDERLY DRIVERS AND THEIR ACCIDENTS: THE AGING DRIVER QUESTIONNAIRE.

The Manchester Driver Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ) was included as part of a questionnaire survey of 1989 drivers aged 50 or over. Previous research had differentiated three main types of aberrant behavior: errors, lapses and violations. Each of these has different psychological origins, and different implications for road safety interventions. It has also been shown that, using a full age range sample of drivers, reported violations were statistically associated with accident involvement, whereas errors and lapses were not. Although factor analysis of the DBQ responses of this sample produced five factors, the original and three way distinction was preserved. However the pattern of relationships between factor scores and accident involvement was different. Relatively high scores on the error factor and the lapse factor were predictive of involvement in an active accident, while passive accident involvement was associated with high scores on the lapse factor.

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  • Authors:
    • PARKER, D
    • MCDONALD, L
    • Rabbitt, P
    • SUTCLIFFE, P
  • Publication Date: 2000-11

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00800797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-043 140
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2000 12:00AM