RR20 - The contribution of individual factors to driving behaviour: implications for managing work-related road safety.
Details the findings of a literature review aimed at identifying
the individual differences that are associated with driving
behaviour and road traffic accidents. Covers: age; gender;
ethnicity; education, personality; risk perception; social
deviance; previous accident involvement; experience; stress; life
events; fatigue and physiology. It is thought that a greater
understanding of these issues will aid in the development of a more
appropriate and effective road safety policies and procedures and
in doing so reduce the number of work-related road traffic
accidents. Consequently the findings are discussed in relation to
policy development and safety culture, recruitment, training, pre
and post employment medical screening and management of stress.
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