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Driving behaviours, traffic risk and road safety: comparative study between Malaysia and Singapore

Khan, Saif Ur Rehman and Khalifah, Zainab and Munir, Yasin and Islam, Talat and Nazir, Tahira and Khan, Hashim (2015) Driving behaviours, traffic risk and road safety: comparative study between Malaysia and Singapore. International Journal Of Injury Control And Safety Promotion, 22 (4). pp. 359-367. ISSN 1744-2370

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17457300.2014.925938


The present study aims to investigate differences in road safety attitude, driver behaviour and traffic risk perception between Malaysia and Singapore. A questionnaire-based survey was conducted among a sample of Singaporean (n = 187) and Malaysian (n = 313) road users. The data was analysed using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling applied to measure comparative fit indices of Malaysian and Singaporean respondents. The results show that the perceived traffic risk of Malaysian respondents is higher than Singaporean counterparts. Moreover, the structural equation modelling has confirmed perceived traffic risk performing the role of full mediation between perceived driving skills and perceived road safety for both the countries, while perceived traffic skills was found to perform the role of partial mediation between aggression and anxiety, on one hand, and road safety, on the other hand, in Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, in both countries, a weak correlation between perceived driving skills, aggression and anxiety with perceived road safety was found, while a strong correlation exists with traffic risk perception. The findings of this study have been discussed in terms of theoretical, practical and conceptual implications for both scholars and policy-makers to better understand the young drivers’ attitude and behaviour relationship towards road safety measures with a view to future research.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:aggression, anxiety, perceived driving skills, road safety, traffic risk and cross-cultural comparison
Subjects:T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:58335
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 04:07
Last Modified:12 Aug 2021 04:41

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