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PS28A-02-121

A study on overconfidence of elderly drivers: a comparison between men and women

[Speaker] Tokoro, Masabumi:1
1:Rissho University (Japan)

We performed a questionnaire at the time of driver's license renewal for drivers from 20 to 85 years old. Valid responses approximately 2000. The questions composed of a psychology test about driving attitudes, frequency, purposes, times and areas. The following three factors were extracted from a factor analysis with respect to answers about driving attitudes: projection of feelings, exemplary behavior and overconfidence. The projection of feelings factor lowers with age, and as a result, increases safety attitudes. The exemplary behavior factor increased with age, and as a result, increases safety attitudes. The above two factors lead to compensatory driving behavior for elderly drivers. The trend is stronger for women than men. However, the overconfidence factor rises with age, resulting in dangerous trends. The trend is stronger for men than women, and is not a desirable safe driving attitude.
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