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Title: Road rage and road traffic accidents among commercial vehicle drivers in Lahore, Pakistan
Authors: Shaikh, M.A.
Shaikh, A.
Siddiqui, Z.
Issue Date: 2012
Language: English
Abstract: Road rage and road traffic accidents increase the burden of morbidity and mortality in a population. A cross-sectional survey with convenience sampling was conducted among commercial vehicle drivers in Lahore, Pakistan [N= 901] to record their behaviours/experiences regarding road rage and road traffic accidents. Respondents were asked about incidents of shouting/cursing/rude gestures or threats to physically hurt the person/vehicle, by others or themselves, in the previous 24 hours or 3 months, and their involvement in road traffic accidents in the previous 12 months. Auto-rickshaw drivers were significantly more likely to report various road rage experiences/ behaviours and involvement in accidents compared with bus and wagon drivers. A total of 112 respondents [12.4%] reported being involved in a road traffic accident in the previous 12 months but traffic police did not record the accident in 52.7% of cases. The results of this study underline the need to improve road safety in Pakistan
Description: 402-405
Keywords: Automobiles
Rage
Cross-Sectional Studies
Questionnaires
Subject: Accidents, Traffic
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118332
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v18/04/18_4_2012_0402_0405.pdf
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