The Impact of the Selected Attitudes of Drivers on Traffic Safety

Ewelina Sendek-Matysiak

Abstract


Drivers’ self image and perception of other drivers comprise the main road traffic factors under analysis in this paper.
The impact of these factors on traffic safety was evaluated through a survey among drivers. The outcome of the survey led to interesting conclusions related primarily to the relationship between drivers’ behaviours and their self-assessment and assessment of others. A negative correlation was demonstrated for the latter factor. The more highly the respondents rate themselves, the less highly they rate the skills of other drivers. The study included a number of comparative analyses dealing, among others, with drink driving.


Keywords


road traffic safety; self-assessment; alcohol; behaviour on the road

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