Assessment of Young Drivers' Driving Behaviour and Driving Speed Along Horizontal and Vertical Alignments

Authors

  • Wan Nur Sakinah Mior Ahmad Termidi Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Nordiana Mashros Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Sitti Asmah Hassan Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Rizwan Ullah Faiz Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Azman Mohamed Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Raha Abd Rahman Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia

Keywords:

Driving behaviour, driving speed, young drivers, horizontal alignment, vertical alignment

Abstract

Young drivers are more likely to experience car crashes as they tend to have risky driving behaviours. This study aims to assess young drivers' driving behaviour and driving speed along the horizontal and vertical alignments of roads. The 20 young drivers who participated in this study were asked to complete a self-reported assessment (Driver Behaviour Questionnaire) and then invited for an on-road driving assessment during daytime and night-time, along horizontal and vertical road alignments at a selected route in Skudai, Johor. The results from the Driver Behaviour Questionnaire revealed that distractions during driving was the most frequently reported behaviour that caused car crashes amongst young drivers, followed by error and violation. Speed profile was found to be higher during daytime when compared to night-time. A significant difference in speed between male and female drivers was noted at horizontal curves during daytime and vertical curves during night-time. The study concluded that such aberrant driving behaviours would have an impact on the driving performance, particularly on horizontal and vertical curves.

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Published

03-06-2021

How to Cite

Mior Ahmad Termidi, W. N. S. ., Mashros, N., Hassan, S. A. ., Faiz, R. U. ., Mohamed, A. ., & Abd Rahman, R. . (2021). Assessment of Young Drivers’ Driving Behaviour and Driving Speed Along Horizontal and Vertical Alignments. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 13(3), 215–222. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/8933

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