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Document ID (ISN)102390
CIS number 03-1475
ISSN - Serial title 0972-625X - INDOSHNEWS
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mohanty P.K.
Title Psychosocial and other related factors contributing to road accidents in ports
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 2002, Vol.7, No.1, p.7-11. 8 ref.
Abstract The objectives of this study were to investigate the psychosocial factors contributing to road accidents in ports, to establish the importance of other factors and to suggest remedial actions. 727 vehicle drivers and 119 managers participated in the study. Participants responded to questionnaires and were administered a series of psychological tests. Accident reports from the port administration records were also analysed. It was found that there were three main factors contributing to accidents: poor vehicle conditions, environmental factors such as weather and behavioural factors including stress, driving at excessive speeds because of incentive payments and driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. A number of recommendations are proposed for reducing the level of road accidents in ports.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; harbours; causes of accidents; drivers; road transport; psychology and sociology
Descriptors (secondary) India; narcotics; safety consciousness; analysis of accident causes; alcoholism; stress factors; human behaviour; questionnaire survey; psychological tests; unsafe acts; payment by results
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Road transportation
Psychological factors