Journal article

Bad behaviour or societal failure? Perceptions of the factors contributing to drivers' engagement in the fatal five driving behaviours

Paul M Salmon, Gemma JM Read, Vanessa Beanland, Jason Thompson, Ashleigh J Filtness, Adam Hulme, Rod McClure, Ian Johnston

APPLIED ERGONOMICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The so-called 'fatal five' behaviours (drink and drug driving, distraction and inattention, speeding, fatigue, and failure to wear a seat belt) are known to be the major behavioural contributory factors to road trauma. However, little is known about the factors that lead to drivers engaging in each behaviour. This article presents the findings from a study which collected and analysed data on the factors that lead to drivers engaging in each behaviour. The study involved a survey of drivers' perceptions of the causes of each behaviour and a subject matter expert workshop to gain the views of road safety experts. The results were mapped onto a systems ergonomics model of the road transport sy..

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