Analysis of The Lebanese Driver's Behavior at The Onset of Yellow Lights at Signalized Intersections

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dc.contributor.author Chahine, Ricardo
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-05T11:33:10Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-05T11:33:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-10-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13446
dc.description.abstract Intersections are critical points within the highway system at which the risk of crashes increases. This study seeks to better understand the behavior of the Lebanese driver at an intersection by examining the relationship between his/her decisions and psychological attributes. A driving simulator and a self-reporting personality questionnaire are used to assess the decision-making at the onset of the yellow. The driving simulator measures driving outcomes such as speed, braking, and throttle across four different intersections. The questionnaire helps measuring demographics and psychological traits such as mindfulness, impulsiveness, anxiety driving, and safe driving. A total of 102 participants completed the questionnaire as well as the driving simulator test. Hierarchical clustering is used to classify drivers into four groups according to their driving outcomes: Driving Styles (DS): 1 or safest drivers, 2 or safe drivers, 3 or speed demons, and 4 or aggressive drivers. These driving styles moderate the relation between the psychological traits and drivers’ decision whether to stop or to pass at each intersection. Results show that mindfulness was highly related to DS 1 drivers’ decision at the first intersection, impulsiveness and anxiety driving are also related to DS 3 drivers’ decision at the third, and safe driving has a significant influence on DS 1 drivers at the third. These findings provide support for research linking driving performance and personality factors and can have implications on future driving enforcement and education for the Lebanese drivers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Automobile drivers -- Psychology en_US
dc.subject Automobile drivers -- Behavior -- Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Traffic safety -- Lebanon -- Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Street lighting -- Psychological aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Analysis of The Lebanese Driver's Behavior at The Onset of Yellow Lights at Signalized Intersections en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MS in Civil And Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201505946 en_US
dc.author.commembers Srour, Jordan
dc.author.commembers Sanchez Ruiz, Maria Jose
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online (xi, 74 leaves): col. ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Khoury, John
dc.keywords Driving behavior en_US
dc.keywords Yellow light en_US
dc.keywords Driving simulation en_US
dc.keywords Driver personality en_US
dc.keywords Road Safety en_US
dc.keywords Decision en_US
dc.keywords Hierarchical clustering. en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaf 56-63). en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.335
dc.author.email ricardo.chahine@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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