Age and gender comparisons of driving while sleepy: behaviours and risk perceptions

Obst, Patricia, Armstrong, Kerry, Smith, Simon and Banks, Tamara (2011) Age and gender comparisons of driving while sleepy: behaviours and risk perceptions. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 14 6: 539-542. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2011.06.005


Author Obst, Patricia
Armstrong, Kerry
Smith, Simon
Banks, Tamara
Title Age and gender comparisons of driving while sleepy: behaviours and risk perceptions
Journal name Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1369-8478
1873-5517
Publication date 2011-11-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.trf.2011.06.005
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 14
Issue 6
Start page 539
End page 542
Total pages 4
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Abstract To assist road safety professionals in developing effective strategies to combat the risk associated with driving while fatigued, a survey was administered to 1000 Australian drivers. Participants reported their past behaviours in regards to driving while sleepy and their perceptions of risk associated with driving fatigued as compared to speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. Although participants appeared to be aware of the substantial risk associated with driving while sleepy, many drivers reported that they frequently drive when sleepy. Age and gender comparisons, revealed that risk taking behaviour in regards to driving while sleepy is occurring across all age groups and in both male and female drivers. Overall young to middle age drivers and male drivers reported the highest frequency of driving while sleepy and reported the lowest perceived personal risk in regards to driving while sleepy.
Keyword Fatigue
Driving sleepy
Risk perception
Age
Gender
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Molecular Bioscience - Publications
 
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