Associations of traffic safety attitudes and ticket fixing behaviours with the crash history of Pakistani drivers

Mohsin Durrani, Hunniya Waseem, Junaid A. Bhatti, Junaid A. Razzak, Rizwan Naseer

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Abstract

The study assessed whether traffic safety attitudes and ticket fixing behaviours were associated with the crash history. A total of 4018 male drivers from Lahore city participated in this cross sectional study. Most were aged 18-30 years (58.7%, n = 2362), 71.9% (n = 2887) received a traffic ticket, 66.5% (n = 2672) reported previous traffic ticket fixing and 71.3% (n = 2865) considered crashes as being the will of God. Crash history was reported by 95.4% (n = 3821) of drivers, and 58.2% of them reported being involved in a road traffic crash. The likelihood of reporting a previous crash was higher in those who had received a traffic sign violation ticket [adjusted odds ratio (aOR) = 1.40; 95% confidence interval (95%CI) = 1.15-1.72], were involved in traffic ticket fixing (aOR = 1.28; 95%CI = 1.07-1.53), and considered crashes as will of God (aOR = 1.86; 95% CI = 1.57-2.22). These results suggested the need for improving traffic enforcement monitoring and safety education in Pakistan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-356
Number of pages6
JournalInternational journal of injury control and safety promotion
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • developing country
  • driving behaviours
  • road traffic crashes
  • speeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety Research
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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