[Road traffic knowledge and behaviour of drivers in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia]

East Mediterr Health J. 2007 Mar-Apr;13(2):364-75.
[Article in Arabic]


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.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic* / psychology
  • Accidents, Traffic* / statistics & numerical data
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Automobile Driving* / education
  • Automobile Driving* / psychology
  • Automobile Driving* / statistics & numerical data
  • Cell Phone / statistics & numerical data
  • Fathers* / education
  • Fathers* / psychology
  • Fathers* / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Safety Management
  • Sampling Studies
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seat Belts / statistics & numerical data
  • Students
  • Surveys and Questionnaires