QUT ePrints

International drivers in unfamiliar surroundings: The problem of disorientation

Wilks, Jeffrey, Watson, Barry C., Johnston, Kim L., & Hansen, Julie A. (1999) International drivers in unfamiliar surroundings: The problem of disorientation. Travel Medicine International, 17(6), pp. 162-167.

Abstract

Leading up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, increased attention is being given to road safety for international visitors to Australia. Current research suggests that there are some identifiable differences in the nature of road crashes involving international and Australian drivers. In particular, international drivers are more likely to be involved in crashes that appear to result from disorientation. The incidence of disorientation-related crashes seems to be exacerbated by driver fatigue and unfamiliarity with Australian driving conditions. The problem is particularly acute among visitors from right-side of the road driving countries. Implications of these findings for the provision of travel advice are discussed.

Impact and interest:

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

899 since deposited on 09 Oct 2007
279 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 7254
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional URLs:
Keywords: tourism, international drivers, road safety
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TOURISM (150600) > Tourism not elsewhere classified (150699)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sensory Processes Perception and Performance (170112)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Mark Allen Publishing Ltd.
Copyright Statement: This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Please refer to the publisher's(link above) for more information.
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:19

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page