Study of the Relationship Between the Characteristics of Taxi Drivers and Driving Experience

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Civil - Road and Transportation, North University, Mazandaran, Amol, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering - Roads and Transportation, North University, Mazandaran, Amol, Iran

3 phD of Student, Civil Engineering - Roads and Transportation, North University, Mazandaran, Amol, Iran.


Millions of people die in road accidents every year. This issue is more important for professional drivers as they are more likely to involve in a car accident due to the longer driving hours. The purpose of this study was to identify the most important manner or factors affecting traffic accidents as well as the taxi driver’s characters based on the Drivers' Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ) and Emotionality Activity Sociability (EAS) temperament survey, a total number of 420 taxi drivers in Tehran province were asked to participate in this study and the results indicated that there is a remarkable relationship between driving history and anger management. The results also shows that the more driving experience the drivers have, the better they can manage their anger along with long-term plans and psychological classes. Finally, the correlation between the main variables of the research were measured and the findings revealed that the highest correlation pertains to that between temperament (anger, activity, helplessness, anxiety, sociability) and errors (0.995), and temperament driving offences of taxi drivers (0.474).


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