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Nadia Hanum & Konrad Reschke - Indonesian Driver’s Behavior: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after Accident caused by Bad Driving Practice
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Nadia Hanum & Konrad Reschke
University of Leipzig, Germany
Indonesian Driver’s Behavior: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after Accident caused by Bad Driving Practice
Abstract. In the year 2014 a study of Indonesian driver’s behavior took place. The difficult driving situation and high number of traffic accidents in Indonesia were described. There is no developed Traffic Psychology in Indonesia. Also, there is a lack of methods to analyze the driving behavior. That’s why the Manchester Driving Behavior Questionnaire was translated and used to carry out a Pilot study to find out some results of the quality and problems of Indonesian drivers. The Manchester Driving Behavior Questionnaire was answered by 299 drivers of three cities (regions) in Indonesia. The driver characteristics were assessed by an additional form. The first time driver behavior of Indonesian drivers (car, bus, truck, motorcycle and bicycle) was described by the scales: Aggressive Violation; Ordinary Violation; Errors; Lapses. One result was accidents caused by bad driving behavior can lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Other results will be discussed shortly.
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