|Document ID (ISN)||102390|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0972-625X - INDOSHNEWS
|Convention or series no.
||Psychosocial and other related factors contributing to road accidents in ports
||Jan.-Mar. 2002, Vol.7, No.1, p.7-11. 8 ref.
||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.
||occupational accidents; harbours; causes of accidents; drivers; road transport; psychology and sociology
||India; narcotics; safety consciousness; analysis of accident causes; alcoholism; stress factors; human behaviour; questionnaire survey; psychological tests; unsafe acts; payment by results
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Alcohol and drug abuse