Home 2016 - Volume 16 (Suppl. 2) THE CROSS CULTURAL STUDY ON DRIVING BEHAVIOUR OF MALAYSIAN AGEING AUTOMOBILE DRIVERS
THE CROSS CULTURAL STUDY ON DRIVING BEHAVIOUR OF MALAYSIAN AGEING AUTOMOBILE DRIVERS PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 23:42

Nazlin HA1, Siti Zawiah MD2

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Selangor, Bestari Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT

This study focuses on the application of the Malaysian Driving Behaviour Questionnaire(DBQ). The aim of this study is to investigate and analyse the significant driving behaviour of the ageing Malaysian automobile drivers. The sets of questionnaire was completed by a total number of 102 ageing drivers consists of 58 males (56.86%) and 44 females (43.14%). The age of respondents ranges from 50 to 75 years (M = 57.21) and (SD = 5.60). The DBQ contains 12 items of demographic questions and 41 items measuring driving behaviour in traffic. The driving behaviours were classified into four factors which are driving distractions, violations, errors and lapses. The most significant correlation coefficient is between age and distractions (r = 0.456, p<0.01), then followed by lapses, violations and errors. Meanwhile, the correlation between age and error shows the least correlation among all factors (r = 0.229, p<0.05). This proves that with slightly occurring signs of visual, hearing and cognitive deterioration, the drivers focused and committed with their driving task to overcome the distractions. In addition, ageing drivers were obedient and alert to ensure their safety throughout their driving task. 

Keywords: Driving behaviour, distractions, violations, errors, lapses

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