Relationships between young drivers' personality characteristics, risk perceptions, and driving behaviour.

  title={Relationships between young drivers' personality characteristics, risk perceptions, and driving behaviour.},
  author={Michael Machin and Kim S Sankey},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  volume={40 2},
Research has shown that inexperienced drivers underestimate the risks associated with a range of driving situations. In addition, personality factors are an important influence on both risk perceptions and driving behaviour. The study investigated the strength of relationship between personality factors, risk perceptions, and driving behaviour among young, mainly inexperienced drivers. One-hundred and fifty-nine students aged between 17 and 20 completed an online questionnaire assessing five… CONTINUE READING
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