A study of road accidents involving international visitors: Case study in New Zealand

Kim, Hyun-Chan and Zhang, Yuxin (2018) A study of road accidents involving international visitors: Case study in New Zealand. Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 12 . pp. 1813-1829. ISSN 1881-1124

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This study is to explore the driving behaviour of overseas drivers and to identify the key causes contributing to the road accidents in New Zealand (NZ) related to demographic and socio-economic characteristics of overseas drivers. A revealed preference (RP) survey of 205 overseas drivers is used to investigate whether overseas drivers’ characteristics affect their ranked preference for attributes related to the risk of driving in NZ. The RP survey and rank-ordered logistics regression models identified the importance of various factors in determining the cause of accidents and providing some insight into issues that should be considered in accident reduction policy development. The results indicate that roundabout system brings confusion to Asian drivers, NZ’s mountainous roads considered the most difficult terrain to overseas drivers, and fatigue after a long flight brings a moderate impact to driver. Therefore, this study suggest that ‘taylored’ driving safety training programmes would be more effective to educate overseas visitors.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Road accident, oversea drivers, revealed preference survey, rank-ordered logit model, New Zealand
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design
ID Code:6366
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Deposited On:20 Nov 2018 06:27
Last Modified:18 Dec 2018 05:10

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