Exploring the Aggressive Driving Behavior of Motorcyclists
|關鍵字:||機車駕駛人;侵略性駕駛行為;侵略性駕駛行為量表;交通安全;Motorcyclist;aggressive driving behavior;aggressive driving behavior scale;traffic safety|
Aggressive driving is defined as occurring when "an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property," which is an important cause of traffic accidents and is discussed in many researches. Motorcycle is the most popular private vehicle and brings the most significant proportion of fatal traffic accidents to Taiwan each year. Therefore, exploring motorcyclists’ aggressive driving behavior is an important issue to find the measures for improving traffic safety on the road. However, the aggressive driving behavior scales used in previous studies were all developed in western countries and designed for automobile drivers exclusively. They are not quite fitted to measure motorcyclist aggressive driving behaviors in Taiwan. Including the domestic traffic environment, lifestyle, and culture, this study is then conducted to develop a Motorcyclist Aggressive Driving Scale (MADS) to measure the aggressive driving behavior of motorcyclists in Taiwan. We will then apply the developed MADS to explore the affecting factors of motorcyclist aggressive driving behaviors and suggest effective measures to improve traffic safety in countries which have a lot of motorcycles like Taiwan by reducing motorcyclist aggressive driving behaviors.