• Vol 8, No 2 (2017)
  • Industrial Engineering

Indonesian Drivers’ Characteristics Associated with Road Accidents

Rida Zuraida, Hardianto Iridiastadi, Iftikar Z. Sutalaksana


Publish at : 29 Apr 2017 - 00:00
IJtech : IJtech Vol 8, No 2 (2017)
DOI : https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v8i2.6148

Cite this article as:
Zuraida, R.., & Iridiastadi, H..& Sutalaksana, I.Z.. 2016. Indonesian Drivers’ Characteristics Associated with Road Accidents. International Journal of Technology. Volume 8(2), pp.311-319
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Rida Zuraida Industrial Engineering, Bina Nusantara University, Jl. Kh. Syahdan No. 9, Palmerah Jakarta Barat 11480, Indonesia
Hardianto Iridiastadi Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institute of Technology Bandung, Jl. Ganesha No.10 Bandung 40132, Indonesia
Iftikar Z. Sutalaksana Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institute of Technology Bandung, Jl. Ganesha No.10 Bandung 40132, Indonesia
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Abstract

The prevalence of road accidents in Indonesia is still extremely high, with human error being claimed as a major contributing factor. Profiles of the drivers involved in the accidents are not typically available, and studies covering this subject are also limited. In this paper, Indonesian road transportation will be discussed, particularly with respect to traffic accidents and the associated characteristics of the drivers. Also of interest is the description of certain demographic aspects and their relation to road accidents. Data were collected from the news, along with an online survey of 138 commercial drivers, 10% of whom were female). It was found that spending an inordinate amount of time driving per week induces sleepiness and fatigue and is considered as one of the prime causes of accidents. It was also determined that lack of concentration was one of the dominant (~51%) causes. Differences in age, gender, and driving experience did not seem to be related to the likelihood of accidents.

Driver characteristics; Driving hours; Fatigue and sleepiness; Road accidents