A STUDY OF PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASURE OF DRIVER BEHAVIOUR IN DIFFERENT AGE AT THE INTERSECTION

Jezan Md Diah, Nur Hafizah Abdul Azhar, Shahrul Jainudin

Abstract


This paper presents a study on the physiological measure of driver behavior in different age at the intersection. Road accidents are related to bad driving behavior, such as driving recklessly, speeding and tendency to drive aggressively. Young drivers tend to drive aggressively compared to older drivers. Driving aggressively or speeding during driving could increase the level of physiological responses such as blood pressure. The main objective is to analyze the relationship between different age, speed and blood pressure of the drivers throughout the journey at the intersection. About 36 of participant drivers should be involved in this study. Due to Covid-19, only 16 of participant drivers 20-24 years old and 25-29 years old had managed to complete the drive test at fieldwork and a new questionnaire had been prepared for 70 respondents of non-participant drivers. For participant drivers, the data such as blood pressure were recorded by using OMRON Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor and speed of car was obtained by using a car of Perodua Axia. For non-participant drivers, a questionnaire had been prepared to collect more information data for drivers’ behavior in different age. From the result obtained for participant drivers and non-participant drivers, age of drivers and driver-related factors such as speeding or aggressive driving could be the factors for the higher reading of blood pressure during driving. Therefore, further studies are needed in order to bring a better understanding of the factor that influencing the reading of blood pressure during driving, especially at the un-signalized roundabout.

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driver behaviour, blood pressure, drivers of different age, aggressive driving, speeding.

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