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Mazloomi S, Moradi M, Fallahzade H, Zare A, Khoshakhlagh A, Barzegarpour V. The Study of Dangerous Behavior of Drivers in the Yazd City in 2013. TB. 2016; 14 (6) :14-23
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1968-en.html
Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences Yazd,Iran , moradi.research@gmail.com
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Introduction: driving violations rate in IRAN are very high and adverse consequences resulting from it has led that driving violations are one of the most important social issues in the country. Due to increasing violations in Iran in recent years, present study has attempted to examine risky driving behaviors.

Methods: This study was cross-sectional study. In this study, the target population was all light vehicle drivers in the Yazd city who have committed a traffic violation. The sample size for performing the study was 300 subjects. Sampling method was cluster. Data was collected using a questionnaire during the pilot study had proven the validity and reliability of different parts. After gathering, data was analyzed using spss18 software, Anova, T-test, correlation and regression.

Results: Participants in this study were 288 men and 12 women. Average age of subjects was 33.29 years that 49% of subjects, were in age group 18-30 years. 73 (24.3%) of subjects were single and 227 (75.7 percent) were married. High-risk behaviors are reported while driving, talking with other passengers (73.6 percent), consuming foodstuff (42.7 percent), unfasten the safety belt (38.7 percent) and talk on cell phone (36.7 percent), non-compliance gap length (27.4 percent), the illegal speed (34 percent), illegal overtaking (22 percent) and driving fatigue (17%). Between age and risky driving behaviors, there was an correlation that dangerous behavior is increased by increasing age. there was an relationship between driving experience and risky behavior.

Conclusions: Extraordinary expansion of driving offenses and  its harmful consequences has made it as one of the country's most important social issues that should be considered. Therefore, it is recommended that driving offenses are more considered as a social problem in scientific public. According into the results of this study suggest that a systematic plan should be performed to train people about the traffic rules until to keep traffic under control.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/10/6 | Accepted: 2013/11/3 | Published: 2016/03/7

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