ISSN : 1796-203X
Volume : 3    Issue : 9    Date : September 2008

A Study on the Relationships between Unsafe Driving Behaviors and Driver’s Inner Factors When
Entering a Non-signalized Intersection
Masanori Takemoto, Hiroaki Kosaka, and Hirokazu Nishitani
Page(s): 39-49
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By conducting an interview survey using actual driving videos, we found that normal drivers without
the right of way have incorrect awareness of the potential hazards when entering a non-signalized
intersection. We also conducted a questionnaire survey in which subjects answered a sequence of
their driving behaviors concerning when and how they make safety checks and operate the
accelerator and brake pedals. We revealed the characteristics of unsafe driving behaviors of normal
drivers through comparison with the desirable ones of skilled drivers. We extracted 12 inner factors
that cause deviations from desirable driving behavior and revealed the relationships between the
inner factors and four elemental driving behaviors. Finally, we discussed the possibility of applying
the models to a concrete method of driver safety education.

Index Terms
Driving Behavior, Intersection, Inner Factors, Accident, Human Factors