Studying the Driving Safety Culture in Taxi Drivers in Tabriz City, Iran

  • Rasoul Ahmadpur Geshlagi Master Student of Occupational Health Engineering, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Health Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Parisa Moshfeghi MSc of Occupational Health Engineering, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Health Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Seyed Shamseddin Alizadeh Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Health Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Pouya Sheykh Damanab Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Mahnaz Mirza Ebrahimi Tehrani Mail Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Management, Islamic Azad University North Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
Keywords:
Safety Culture, Taxi Drivers, Tabriz

Abstract

Today traffic accidents are remembered as a major problem that threatens public health and safety. Iran is a country that has a high traffic accidents rate among the countries. The aim of this study was studying of taxi drivers’ safety culture in Tabriz city. This study was a descriptive-analytical study. The participants were the taxi drivers of Tabriz city. According to the results of a pilot study sample size estimated 120. The samples were selected in the clusters and randomly. The data collected through driver behavior questionnaire (DBQ) and were analyzed using independent t test, Pearson correlation and ANOVA. The results showed that there is a significant relationship between the number of hours worked per week and the incident.  Also, there is a significant relationship between the observance of speed limits and driving time per week (p < 0.05). Given that the average behavior score of safety in the study was carried out 89/5 can be concluded that the safety of Tabriz taxi drivers is desirable.

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Published
2019-10-10
How to Cite
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Ahmadpur Geshlagi R, Moshfeghi P, Alizadeh SS, Sheykh Damanab P, Mirza Ebrahimi Tehrani M. Studying the Driving Safety Culture in Taxi Drivers in Tabriz City, Iran. Int J Occup Hyg. 11(3):212-219.
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