Examination of the Relationship between the Vehicle Segment Used and Human Factors in Driving.

Azık, Derya
Yüzer Günay, Emel
Yüce, Ayşe Nur
Öz, Bahar
Road traffic accidents are important health problems globally and each year approximately 1.3 million people lose their lives and 50 million people get severely injured on the world’s roads as a result of these accidents (WHO,2015). In order to control road traffic accidents, a growing body of the literature investigates risks factors that could be broadly categorized as human, vehicle and environmental related factors (Shinar, 2007). However, while there are many studies that separately investigate these broad factors in relation to accident causation, there is little known about how these broad categories could interact with each other. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate how vehicle-related factors affect human-related factors. It is known that the capacity of a vehicle influences drivers’ choices to make violations and/or errors in traffic, to behave aggressively during the drive. Therefore, more specifically, this study aims to investigate how the vehicle segment is related to driver behaviors and driver skills.
Citation Formats
D. Azık, E. Yüzer Günay, A. N. Yüce, and B. Öz, “Examination of the Relationship between the Vehicle Segment Used and Human Factors in Driving.,” presented at the 6. Avrupa Psikoloji Kongresi (16th Europen Congress of Psychology) (2-5 July 2019), Moskva, Russia, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://ecp2019.ru/doc/Book_of_Abstracts_ecp_2019.pdf.