Age and Driving Experience as Predictors of Driving Error among Work-related Drivers in Lagos Metropolis
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The loss of lives from road traffic crashes is still occurring at an unacceptable level on Nigerian roads. Observers and commentators have in several cases implicated driver error as the major factor in traffic crashes. Furthermore, some demographic variables have been cited in traffic literature as predictors of driving error among drivers. However, this has not been empirically determined in Nigeria. Therefore this study examines age and driving experience of drivers as predictors of driving errors on Nigerian roads. Utilising ex post facto and survey research designs, responses were obtained from 547 drivers selected using a multistage sampling technique in Lagos metropolis who responded to self-report measures of driving errors. Findings reveal that age and driving experience did not significantly and independently predict driving error rates. However, age and driving experience significantly and jointly predicted driving error (β = 16.84; df = 544, F = 1.340, p < .005) rates of participants. The results are indicative of policy measures that will be relevant to the reduction of road accidents. Recommendations are offered to corporate and private entities that require the services of drivers who are less prone to driving errors.
Road Traffic Crashes , Age and Driving Experience
Malomo, B.I (2014) Age and Driving Experience as Predictors of Driving Error among Work-related Drivers in Lagos Metropolis. Being a Paper presented at the Nigerian Psychological Association National Conference at University of Nigeria, Nsukka.