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Indonesian Drivers’ Characteristics Associated with Road Accidents

Rida Zuraida, Hardianto Iridiastadi, Ifitikar Z. Sutalaksana



The prevalence of road
accidents in Indonesia is still extremely high, with human error being claimed
as a major contributing factor. Profiles of the drivers involved in the
accidents are not typically available, and studies covering this subject are
also limited. In this paper, Indonesian road transportation will be discussed,
particularly with respect to traffic accidents and the associated
characteristics of the drivers. Also of interest is the description of certain
demographic aspects and their relation to road accidents. Data were collected
from the news, along with an online survey of 138 commercial drivers, 10% of whom were female).
It was found that spending an inordinate amount of time driving per week induces sleepiness and fatigue and
is considered as one of the prime causes of accidents. It was also determined
that lack of concentration was one of the dominant (~51%) causes. Differences
in age, gender, and driving experience did not seem to be related to the
likelihood of accidents.

Keywords: Driver characteristics; Driving hours; Fatigue and sleepiness; Road accidents

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