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Elderly Driver's Perceived Driving Ability and Driving Behavior Associated with Traffic Accident Risk

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2014, 10(12), pp.279-304
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

이미진 1 Myung Sun Lee 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was performed to investigate the elderly driver’s perceived driving ability and driving behavior associated with traffic accident risk. The target of this study was elderly drivers in driver’s license examination offices and senior welfare centers. A self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted from May 20, 2014 to Jun 7. Totally, the questionnaires of 220 elderly drivers were fully filled out. Men driver, longer the year of driver’s license issued, driving commercial vehicles, occupational driving, longer daytime driving hours, higher frequency of exposed violations were related with perceived driving ability(p<0.01). Having experience of active traffic accident were related with abnormal driving behavior(p<0.05). Accident risk is dependent on 65-74 ages, lower level of education, occupational driving, more frequency of exposed violations, more having experience of active and passive traffic accident(p<0.01). At the last, the factors that affected to the accident risk is situational adaptability(β=-.261, p<0.01), age(β=-.128, p<0.05), frequency of exposed violations(β=.237, p<0.01), having experience of passive traffic accident(β=.175, p<0.05). Based on the results in this paper, it can be concluded that, in order to prevent traffic accident by elderly drivers, there is a need to educate early elderly drivers and occupational drivers. It is also required to make elderly-friendly traffic environment for elderly drivers to drive easily.

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