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Hashim M. N. AI-Madani
Hashim M. N. AI-Madani
This study investigates the association between drivers’ characteristics and their parking offences in five Arabian Gulf Countries. Besides driving experience the studied characteristics include monthly income, age, level of education, marital status and gender type. The data were analysed using t-tests, and analysis of variance. In order to model the above parameters; regression analysis was carried out to data gathered from 4774 drivers. The data were collected using a questionnaire involving short answers on the required characteristics. Official records were not possible to be used since they do not properly represent the actual drivers’ population, simply because of the considerable amount of tickets issued to the owners of the vehicles rather than to the violating drivers. The results showed no significant difference in parking offences between male and female drivers. Likewise, no differences between married and single drivers was observed. No differences between drivers with different educational background were observed. Drivers in the age group between 25 and 34 years and those in the high income category showed greater involvement in parking offences than other age and income groups. Furthermore, well experienced drivers are more involved in parking offences compared with novice ones. When all the predictors are jointly regressed with parking offences; only age, monthly income and experience showed significant association. The findings are believed to be important for law enforcers, judiciary personal, driving rehabilitators, insurance companies, and traffic policy makers.
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