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dc.contributor.author Muronga, Khangwelo
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-31T07:17:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-31T07:17:30Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02
dc.identifier.citation Muronga, K. 2017. The effectiveness of the naturalistic driving studies in improving driver behaviour. Submitted as a Mini-Dissertation and Partial Requirement for The Degree: Magister Technologiae: Business Information Systems, Tshwane University of Technology. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/9515
dc.description Submitted as a Mini-Dissertation and Partial Requirement for The Degree: Magister Technologiae: Business Information Systems, Tshwane University of Technology. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Naturalistic Driving Studies (NDS) are research methods that have the ability to improve existing methods for collecting data about driver performance and driver behaviour in normal driving conditions. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of the NDS in improving driver behaviour and adherence to road rules by making use of the elements of the theory of planned behaviour as a framework. To achieve the purpose of the study, it was necessary for the research to be conducted in two phases. The first phase of the research involved data collection through questionnaires, to address opinions of the NDS users in relation to its effectiveness since implementation. The second phase involved making use of data already collected by a company operating in the heavy vehicle industry that made use of NDS technology to monitor driver behaviour. Analysis of naturalistic driving data in normal driving conditions provides a possibility of big data sets that can be used to understand the characteristics that could lead to vehicle crashes and/or near crashes. The results of the study showed that the technology used is able to arrive at expected conclusions and set objectives. Making use of the Theory of Planned Behaviour, the study managed to illicit responses from both drivers and management, who both showed that they are happy with the NDS as it provides them with information that can improve driving ability as well as offer security to drivers, as the system also offers warning to prevent or counter high-jacking and theft of cargo. The study also recommends that more organisations should embark on making use of this technology in order to improve road safety. Researchers are also recommended to make use of the data to learn more about driver behaviour so as to use the knowledge to implement effective road safety strategies and initiatives. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;19032
dc.subject Naturalistic Driving Studies en_US
dc.subject Road Safety en_US
dc.subject Driver Monitoring en_US
dc.subject Driver Behaviour en_US
dc.subject Transportation Technologies en_US
dc.title The effectiveness of the naturalistic driving studies in improving driver behaviour en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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