Speeding among Jordanian Drivers
Keywords: Gender and Road Safety, Traffic Law Enforcement, Road Safety in Jordan, Jordanian Drivers, Driver Behaviour, Speeding
Submission Date: November 9, 2017 Journal
Suggested Citation: Magableh, F., Grzebieta, R., Boufous, S., & Job, R. F. (2017). Speeding among Jordanian drivers. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 28(4), 40-51.
Speeding is a well-known contributing factor to the severity and frequency of crashes in Jordan. Speed choice decisions among Jordanian drivers were studied using a self-reporting survey questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis were carried out in this study. The findings showed that almost half of surveyed drivers reported speeding. The most common reason for drivers deciding to reduce their speed was for safety. A regression analysis showed that previously receiving speeding fines for males appeared to have a significant association with receiving traffic fines in general. Speeding should be targeted through strict enforcement and legislation in Jordan. Gender-differentiated measures from the survey indicate males should be targeted for enforcement. Road safety policy-makers could consider adopting the Safe System Approach to address speeding issues in Jordan.