Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 12
Page No. 3286 - 3291

Intervention to Minimize Car Accident Involving Teenagers: Learn from Indonesian Case

Authors : Ari Widyanti, Zakiyah Ash-Shofi and Indriyati Sunaryo

Abstract: This research is conducted to implement behavioral interventions in reducing the number of accidents involving Indonesian teen drivers. Research has been conducted in three steps that are an identification of teen driving behavior, driver behavior intervention in the form of safety driving education program based on risky behavior identified and simulator-based intervention. In the first step, manchester driver behavior questionnaire is used to identify teen’s driving behavior involving 292 participants with driving experience at least 1 year. Based on behavior identified in the first step, safety driving education program was given for 27 teens in which pre and post intervention of knowledge and intention were assessed. Post knowledge and intention is assessed right after and after 2 weeks of campaign. In the third step, 30 teens were asked to perform task driving in simulator about 1 h. Penalty point regarding violation committed and feedback regarding safe driving is given after the simulation. Participants were conducting the second simulation after 2 months of the first simulation. Pre and post-knowledge and intention were assessed as well. The result shows that most teens has aggressive behavior violation and ordinary violation. Education program only changes the level of knowledge about safety driving behavior whereas test driving in simulator changes the willingness or intention to drive safer as well as changes behavior as shown in penalty point of simulator driving. Findings from this study can contribute as a reference for future studies investigating behavior intervention in driving in Indonesia as well as in other countries.

How to cite this article:

Ari Widyanti, Zakiyah Ash-Shofi and Indriyati Sunaryo, 2017. Intervention to Minimize Car Accident Involving Teenagers: Learn from Indonesian Case. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 3286-3291.

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