Drivers’ Opinion on the Driver Selection System and the Possible New Models in Spain
International Journal of Health Economics and Policy
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages: 118-124
Received: Feb. 27, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 10, 2017; Published: Mar. 27, 2017
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Francisco Alonso, DATS (Development and Advising in Traffic Safety) Research Group, INTRAS (University Research Institute on Traffic and Road Safety), University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Cristina Esteban, DATS (Development and Advising in Traffic Safety) Research Group, INTRAS (University Research Institute on Traffic and Road Safety), University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Sergio A. Useche, DATS (Development and Advising in Traffic Safety) Research Group, INTRAS (University Research Institute on Traffic and Road Safety), University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Andrea Serge, DATS (Development and Advising in Traffic Safety) Research Group, INTRAS (University Research Institute on Traffic and Road Safety), University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
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Abstract
One of the objectives of the driver selection system in Spain is to determine if drivers have any psychophysical disorders that may impair their driving, in order to show the psychophysical aptitudes of people when obtaining or renewing a driving license. The general objective of this research was to understand drivers’ opinions on the reliability and exhaustiveness of the actual selection of driver systems, as well as whether drivers agreed with the proposal of suspending the driving license after a medical check-up, if necessary. For this national study, it was used a total sample of n=1200 (666 [56%] men and 534 [44%] women) Spanish drivers, who answered a questionnaire designed to collect data about psychosocial characteristics and their perceptions about the driver selection system and their driving habits and conditions. More than half of the drivers considered that the process to assess their psychophysical aptitudes at the Centers for Selection of Drivers was unreliable or very unreliable. On the contrary, a high percentage of drivers considered that it was appropriate to temporarily suspend their driving license after a check-up, when it was necessary. It was concluded, in other words, that drivers have not enough confidence in the current driver selection system.
Keywords
Drivers, Driver Assessment, Driver Selection, Driver’s Health, Driving Licensing, Road Safety
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Francisco Alonso, Cristina Esteban, Sergio A. Useche, Andrea Serge, Drivers’ Opinion on the Driver Selection System and the Possible New Models in Spain, International Journal of Health Economics and Policy. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 118-124. doi: 10.11648/j.hep.20170203.15
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