Measuring Driver Knowledge of Texas Move Over Act

This paper presents results of a survey of Texas drivers about their knowledge of the Texas Move Over Act and their ability to correctly identify appropriate response actions for a move over act driving scenario. The survey questionnaire content, survey administration, analysis methodology, results, and discussion are presented. Binomial logistics regression models were used to identify significant respondent characteristics and develop prediction for Texas driver knowledge of and selection of correct action responses associated with the Act. Characteristics identified as having significant positive influence on knowledge about the law and/or identification of appropriate driving actions include taking defensive driving, having a commercial driver license, increased driving experience, decreased population density. Characteristics identified as having significant negative influence on knowledge about the law and/or identification of appropriate driving actions include younger and older ages and belonging to ethnic minority groups. The results also suggest a strong linkage between driver knowledge about the requirements of the Texas Move Over Act and driver ability to correctly identify appropriate response actions in a move over act driving scenario.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01151207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-4030
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 12:04PM