標題: Determinants behind young motorcyclists' risky riding behavior
作者: Wong, Jinn-Tsai
Chung, Yi-Shih
Huang, Shih-Hsuan
運輸與物流管理系 註:原交通所+運管所
Department of Transportation and Logistics Management
關鍵字: Motorcyclist;Risky behavior;Structural equation modeling
公開日期: 1-Jan-2010
摘要: Young motorcyclists have traditionally been considered a high-risk population. Given the critical influence of riders' behaviors on traffic safety, identifying what riders think can help clarify the nature of accidents. Although psychological studies have explored the relationships among personality traits, attitudes and risky driving behavior, the primary difference this study makes from past studies is incorporating both positive and negative effects in a refined causal framework. This study adopts structural equation modeling to analyze data collected from 683 young motorcyclists aged between 18 and 28. The results conclude three primary personality traits of young motorcyclists, namely sensation seeking, amiability and impatience. While amiable riders represent a group of relatively mature and safe riders, the sensation-seeking riders are extremely self-confident, comfortable with unsafe riding and interested in the utility gained from it. Meanwhile, the sensation-seeking ones also are highly aware of traffic conditions, which may lower the chances of getting into an accident, but the accident could be extremely severe if it ever occurs. Impatient riders, having low riding confidence and traffic awareness deficiency, also seek utility from certain risky riding behaviors. However, their fear of an accident leads them to fail to observe surrounding traffic conditions. The result indicates various mental compromise mechanisms for young motorcyclists in conducting riding behaviors. Thus, corresponding countermeasures, including licensure system and ITS roadway development, should consider the heterogeneous characteristics of young riders. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2009.08.004
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/14126
ISSN: 0001-4575
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2009.08.004
期刊: ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION
Volume: 42
Issue: 1
起始頁: 275
結束頁: 281
Appears in Collections:Articles


Files in This Item:

  1. 000272482100031.pdf