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Utilising the driver behaviour questionnaire in an Australian organisational fleet setting : can it identify risky drivers?

Freeman, James E., Wishart, Darren E., Davey, Jeremy D., Rowland, Bevan D., & Williams, Robert (2009) Utilising the driver behaviour questionnaire in an Australian organisational fleet setting : can it identify risky drivers? Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 20(2), pp. 38-45.

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Abstract

In this study the Manchester Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ) was employed in an Australian fleet setting to examine the self-reported driving behaviours of a group of professional drivers (N = 4792). Participants agreed to complete surveys advertised through the internal mail system. Analysis of the DBQ revealed a three factor solution with two of these factors consisting of a combination of both aggression and highway code violations from the original DBQ. The results indicate that further to the driving error construct common to both the original and present study’s DBQ factor structures, the two additional factors are most accurately represented by aberrant driving behaviours involving low-level aggression and serious highway code violations. Logistic regression analysis revealed that, of the traditional DBQ factors, driving errors was the only significant predictor of self-reported crashes after controlling for driving exposure. However, similar analysis with the modified DBQ factors revealed that both driving errors made and low-level aggression were significant predictors of self-reported crashes. This paper further outlines the major findings of the study, highlights implications regarding professional drivers’ involvement with aberrant driving behaviours in fleet-based settings and considers the utility of self-report measures to identify “at risk” drivers.

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ID Code: 21125
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ), fleet drivers, road safety
ISSN: 1832-9497
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Personality Abilities and Assessment (170109)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Australasian College of Road Safety
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2009 14:00
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 09:32

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