TRAITS OF DRIVERS LEADING TO ACCIDENTS IN CARS
This paper aims to study the age-across stability of different factors of the Driver Behaviour with a Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ) to examine self-driving pattern of 448 taxi drivers in the Indian Mixed Traffic conditions. The questionnaire consisted of 17 questions which were group under 10 main parameters. The sample size consisted of the closed ended questions in which the respondent had to answer with a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. The responses were analysed using a software which would give the accident proneness in terms of percentage. The DBQ was analysed to arrive at the factor variations considering 9 parameters for the age groups 18-30, 30-50 and 50 & above. It was concluded that time constraint, loopholes in the systems with respect to traffic rules and regulations and distractions were the major criteria causing accidents in the age group of drivers of 18-30, 30-50 and 50 & above respectively.
Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ), Mixed traffic Conditions, Accident Proneness