DRIVERS' TENDENCIES TO ENGAGE IN ABERRANT DRIVING BEHAVIORS THAT VIOLATE TRAFFIC REGULATIONS IN KUWAIT

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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 1 (March 2021) > List of articles

DRIVERS' TENDENCIES TO ENGAGE IN ABERRANT DRIVING BEHAVIORS THAT VIOLATE TRAFFIC REGULATIONS IN KUWAIT

Mahdi SHEHAB * / Dawood ALKANDARI

Keywords : driver behavior; aberrant drivers; traffic flow; self-report questionnaires; traffic simulation models

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 19-28, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/tp-2021-002

License : (CC-BY-4.0)

Received Date : 05-November-2019 / Accepted: 24-February-2021 / Published Online: 15-March-2021

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Several abnormal driving behaviors in violation of traffic rules can be observed on the road network in Kuwait. These behaviors would likely hinder traffic flow and can worsen traffic congestion. These behaviors may also cause simulation model outputs to deviate from actual traffic conditions. Such aberrant behaviors have not been addressed in the literature, either in terms of the rate of occurrence or in terms of the factors influencing drivers’ engagement in these behaviors. This study sheds light on drivers' tendencies to engage in five maneuvers that fall into the category of behaviors that violate traffic rules and could have detrimental effects on traffic conditions in Kuwait. The tendencies of drivers to engage in such behaviors were elicited through selfreport questionnaires. The study found that a significant number of drivers in Kuwait display these driving behaviors. The effects of driver gender, driver age, and annual driving distance on the tendency of drivers to engage in such behaviors were investigated.

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