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Impacts of socio economic factors on perceptions of being safe while using Kuwaiti roads.

AlSaeid, Hana; Almutairi, Talal; Matar, Hamad; Al-Ajmi, Faraj F.; Alrashidi, Fawaz A.; Husain, Mohammad A. E.; Saleh, Wafaa

Authors

Hana AlSaeid

Talal Almutairi

Hamad Matar

Faraj F. Al-Ajmi

Fawaz A. Alrashidi

Mohammad A. E. Husain



Abstract

Purpose

– The purpose of this paper is to investigate road users attitudes and preferences towards accidents and safety measures in Kuwait. The paper also quantifies impacts of user’s attitudes on the perception of being safe while using roads in Kuwait.

Design/methodology/approach

– In this paper, a review of relevant literature, has been carried out, then a questionnaire has been piloted and implemented to collect data. The main survey was carried out in 2013. A total of 700 distributed questionnaires resulted in the return of 427 completed questionnaires.

Findings

– Results show that socio economic, attitudes and work commitment factors, all contribute to the behaviour and attitudes of road users in Kuwait.

Research limitations/implications

– Data are limited due to time constraints.

Originality/value

– There is very little knowledge of modelling and analysing factors which affect drivers’ behaviour towards safety in Kuwait

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 4, 2016
Deposit Date Jan 14, 2016
Journal World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
Print ISSN 2042-5945
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 1
Pages 56-64
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-09-2015-0045
Keywords Sustainability; R & D; Development policies; Traffic safety in Kuwait; Road safety attitudes; Socio economic characteristics;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9440
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-09-2015-0045