A study predicting crashes among a sample of fleet drivers

Davey, Jeremy D., Freeman, James E., & Wishart, Darren E. (2006) A study predicting crashes among a sample of fleet drivers. In Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 25-27 October 2006, Gold Coast, Queensland.


This study reports on the utilisation of the Manchester Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ), Driver Attitude Questionnaire (DAQ) and Safety Climate Questionnaire (SCQ) to examine the self-reported crash involvement of a sample of Australian fleet drivers (N = 4195). Questionnaires were distributed through the company’s internal mail system to participants. Univariate analyses identified that drivers were more likely to report engaging in speeding behaviours and believed speeding was more acceptable compared to drink driving, following too closely or engaging in risky overtaking manoeuvres. However, multivariate analyses implemented to determine factors associated with crash involvement revealed that increased work pressure as well as driving mistakes (i.e., errors) were predictive of crashes, even after controlling for exposure to the road (i.e., kilometres driven per year). This paper will further highlight the major findings of the study as well as possible implications regarding the predictive utility of self-reported questionnaires to investigate driving behaviours.

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ID Code: 5959
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Copyright Statement: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 16 Jan 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:24

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