Driving Decisions of Young and Old Drivers - Driving Self-Regulation

Azık, Derya
Özkan, Türker
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between driving self-regulation (i.e., strategical, tactical, and life-goal) and aberrant driver behaviors (i.e., violations, errors, and lapses). 120 old and 138 young, a total of 258 active drivers participated and filled Revised version of Advanced Decisions and Patterns of Travel Scale (Molnar, et al, 2013) and Driver Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ) (Reason et al., 1990; Lajunen, & Özkan, 2004). The results showed that tactical self-regulation was negatively related to ordinary violations scores, while strategical self-regulation was positively related to ordinary violations, errors, and lapses for older driver sample. For younger drivers, aberrant driving behaviors were negatively predicted by tactical self-regulation while errors and lapses scores were positively predicted by strategical self-regulation. These results indicate that contrary to general belief, self-regulatory practices might not be always related to safer travel and the type of self-regulation plays an important role. Moreover, interestingly while selfregulatory practices mostly studied for older drivers, safety benefits of these practices (especially tactical level) might be higher for younger driver population. Thus, the role of different type of driving self-regulatory decisions and possible drawbacks should be taken into account before encouraging the drivers to adopt self-regulation strategies.
XVI European Congress of Psychology (ECP 2019), (2‒5 July, 2019)


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Citation Formats
D. Azık and T. Özkan, “Driving Decisions of Young and Old Drivers - Driving Self-Regulation,” Moskva, Russia, 2019, p. 774, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://ecp2019.ru/doc/Book_of_Abstracts_ecp_2019.pdf.