Experiences from Dual-Country Drivers: Driving Safely in China and the US

This study explored the international experience of driving in two countries from the perspectives of drivers. It highlighted the differences in driving experiences between China and the US from people who have driven in both countries. A qualitative research approach utilizing focus group discussions was conducted in China and the US. The pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of the transportation systems in the two countries were discussed. Car accidents or near misses due to differences between the two countries were explored. Advice for people who want to drive in these two countries as foreign visitors was discussed. Results showed that there are strengths and weaknesses in both countries in their driving systems. Both countries could benefit from exploring the traffic and roadway system of the other.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission of Elsevier.
  • Authors:
    • Huang, Yueng-Hsiang
    • Zhang, Wei
    • Roetting, Matthias
    • Melton, David F
  • Publication Date: 2006-11

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01056008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2007 12:06PM