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Title: Road traffic knowledge and behaviour of drivers in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia
Author(s): Nada Ali Aba Hussein. Ahmed Kassem El-Zobeir.
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 2,, 364

Abstract: The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge and behaviour of the fathers of a sample of female students. A random sample of 2469 drivers from Dammam, Alkhobar, Qateef and Jubail was studied. Data were collected using a structured self-administered questionnaire which incorporated questions on driver’s knowledge and behaviour regarding road traffic regulations. The study found that 52% of the sample had been involved in previous road traffic accidents, 75% were seat-belt compliant and 60% used mobile phones while driving. The drivers’ knowledge about road traffic regulations and risks did not match their behaviour..

Addresses: School Health Unit for Girls, Directorate of Girls’ Education, Ministry of Education, Al-Khobar, Department of Family and Community Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia...

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Country Code: EG

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