Impacts of socio economic factors on perceptions of being safe while using Kuwaiti roads: An investigation of preferences and attitudes, Dr. Hana AlSaeid, Talal Almutairi, Hamad Matar, Faraj Al-Ajmi, Fawaz Alrashidi, Mohammad Husain and Prof. Wafaa Saleh
Dr. Hana AlSaeid, Talal Almutairi, Hamad Matar, Faraj F. Al-Ajmi, Fawaz A. Alrashidi, Mohammad A. E. Husain
Department of Civil Engineering
College of Technological Studies (PAAET)
Prof. Wafaa Saleh
Transport Research Institute
Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate road users attitudes and preferences towards accidents and safety measures in Kuwait. The paper also quantifies impacts of user’s attitudes on the perception of being safe while using roads in Kuwait.
Design/methodology/approach: In this paper, a review of relevant literature, has been carried out, then a questionnaire has been piloted and implemented to collect data. The main survey was carried out in 2013. A total of 700 distributed questionnaires resulted in the return of 427 completed questionnaires.
Findings: Results show that socio economic, attitudes and work commitment factors, all contribute to the behaviour and attitudes of road users in Kuwait.
Research limitations/implications: Data are limited due to time constraints.
Originality/value: There is very little knowledge of modelling and analysing factors which affect drivers’ behaviour towards safety in Kuwait.
Keywords: Sustainability; R & D; Development policies; Traffic safety in Kuwait; Road safety attitudes; Socio economic characteristics.
Citation: AlSaeid, H., Almutairi, T., Matar, H., Al-Ajmi, F.F., Alrashidi, F.A., Husain, M.A.E. and Saleh, W. (2016), "Impacts of socio economic factors on perceptions of being safe while using Kuwaiti roads: An investigation of preferences and attitudes ", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 56-64. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-09-2015-0045