Drivers’ tendency to commit different aberrant driving behaviours in comparison with their perception of how often other drivers commit the same behaviours
- Published: Wallén Warner, H. and Aberg, L. 2014
- Authors: Wallén Warner, H. and Aberg, L.
- Date Added: 07 Apr 2016
- Last Update: 07 Apr 2016
To examine the relationship between drivers self-reported on-road behaviours and the perception of other drivers’ behaviours.
Over 500 participants from Turkey and Sweden completed a questionnaire, including the Driving Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ).
Most participants reported engaging in the 28 driving behaviours (as measured by the DBQ) less often than other drivers.
The differences between perceptions of own versus other drivers’ likelihood of engaging in the behaviours was smaller for errors/ lapses than for aggressive and ordinary violations.
That is, drivers were more likely to think other drivers’ commit violations more frequently than them.
The study provides data for a commonly known road safety principle in a sample of Turkish and Swedish drivers.