Drivers' Attitudes towards Enforcement Speed Countermeasure on the Golestan Highway

Fahimeh Jafari--- Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran,
Seyed Rasoul Davoodi--- Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran

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Background and Objectives: Driving with an unauthorized speed is one of the most important human impacts on traffic event occurrences, which results in death or severe disabilities. Not regarding the speed limits by drivers In Iran, is known as one of the effective factors in vigorous accidents and resulting in death. So the main goal of this project has been the investigation of driver’s attitudes toward the restricted speed plan in Golestan state’s highways.

Materials and Methods: This project has been practical in state of goal and also survey- descriptive in state of execution. And its statistical society has been all the drivers passing highways that 240 car drivers and 60 truck drivers were chosen by simple random sampling method, and evaluated by questionnaire. The questions had been about social and economic features and drivers attitude toward the policies of speed restricting, considering different situations.

Results: The outcomes showed that 68.4 percent of car drivers and 73.3 percent of truck drivers were agree with accurate speed restricting policy; and speed being controlled by the police or speed camera installation, makes the drivers reduce their speed more than when seeing warning signs or hearing media operations. But more investigation showed that the drivers who were driving at highest speeds were younger ones and had crashes before. So based on these outcomes, it can be concluded that there is a meaningful connection between crashes, fine bills and maximum speed.

Conclusion: The ongoing project shows the car and truck drivers’ attitude toward assessments of speed restricting in Golestan state’s highways, it can help politicians with developing effective and appropriate speed restricting plans in InterCity’s highways.

How to cite this article: Jafari F, Davoodi SR. Drivers' Attitudes towards Enforcement Speed Countermeasure on the Golestan Highway. J Saf Promot Inj Prev. 2016; 4(1): 55-62.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Drivers' attitudes, enforcement, speed, highway

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