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Characteristics of road users’ safety behavior and attitude in Korea: findings from ESRA survey
Korea Transport Institute.
Korea Transport Institute.
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

While the risky behaviors to traffic and road safety attitude have been advocated as necessary contributors for road safety policies, a few studies have examined the behavioral and attitudinal characteristics of road users in Korea. This paper conducted a questionnaire survey to road users, as the part of E-survey of road users’ attitudes (ESRA-Project), in Korea (N=1000) comparing 24 western countries (N=1000 for each country) to understand the behaviors and attitudinal characteristics of road users. The survey consists of four main parts: (Q1) safe feeling, (Q2) involvement in road crash, (Q3) road user behaviors and (Q4) personal acceptability toward risky behaviors. The survey asked responses about 8 items, which are (I-1) speeding in urban area, (I-2) speeding in freeway, (I-3) driving while drowsy, (I-4) typing text message or email while driving, (I-5) talking on hand-held mobile phone while driving, (I-6) wearing seat belt in front seat, (I-7) wearing seat belt in back seat and (I-8) installing child restraint systems. This paper aims to answer two questions: How do Korean road users perceive the importance of several risky road behaviors comparing Western road users? Are there important differences in road safety attitude and behaviors between Korea and Western countries? By ANOVA analysis and Discriminant Analysis between two groups, statistically significant differences and discriminant loadings are revealed. Results shows that road users in Korea are more lenient with several risky behaviors, such as (I-8) using child restraint systems, (I-4) typing text message or e-mails while driving and (I-6) not wearing a seatbelt in the front seat of the car. This result should be applied to road safety campaign, promotion and education for safer road in Korea. In addition, Korean road safety observatory system should be improved to tract the risky behaviors for development of road safety policies.

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Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2018.
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Infrastructure Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-12996OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-12996DiVA, id: diva2:1205587
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18th International Conference Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C 2018), Jeju Island, South Korea, May 16-18, 2018
Available from: 2018-05-16 Created: 2018-05-14 Last updated: 2018-06-25Bibliographically approved

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