Aggression, confidence and driving behaviour

Driver aggression is increasing on Australian roads. While previous research has examined causes for aggression, there is a need to understand the phenomena more broadly. Further, to understand the long term influences of aggressive experiences on driving confidence and style. This is an important area of research, given the perceived prevalence of aggression on Australia’s roads. This project would explore the prevalence of aggression on Australian roads and specifically examine the consequences of this across a range of drivers, including more vulnerable road user groups. The project would include survey and simulation methodology to collect data on personality factors, attitudes and driving behaviour.

This thesis would be supervised by Dr Amanda Stephens and Assoc Prof Sjaan Koppel.

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