Analysis of driver behavior in Amman using Manchester Driver Behavior Questionnaire


  • Khair Jadaan University of Jordan, Department of Civil Engineering, Amman, 11942, Jordan
  • Noor Albeetar Bitar Consultants, Department of Civil Engineering, Amman, 11196, Jordan
  • Dania Abuhalimeh Collaboration Management & Control Solutions, Department of Civil Engineering, Amman, 11180, Jordan
  • Yara Naji Arab Business Corporation, Department of Civil Engineering, Amman, 11942, Jordan



Driver Behavior, Manchester Driver Behavior Questionnaire, traffic safety, Jordan


A key component in combating traffic accidents is to study the contributory factors behind them, among these factors, the driver behavior stands out as the main causative factor. One of the most effective tools used worldwide in measuring self-reported driving components is the Manchester Driver Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ), it investigates the relationship between the driver and accidents involvement, throughout the analysis of both sociodemographic characteristics of drivers, and the risky driving components practiced such as; violations, errors and lapses. The present study investigates the factor structure of the DBQ and examines the relationships between the driver behavior factors and accident involvement. A survey questionnaire including the DBQ and background information was filled by a randomly selected sample of drivers in Amman, the capital of Jordan and the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software was used for data analysis. Driver behavior differed according to the gender, educational level and driving experience of the respondents. The results reflected the lifestyle, way of thinking and the general attitude of the driver and its relationship with traffic safety.


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How to Cite

Jadaan, K., Albeetar, N., Abuhalimeh, D., & Naji, Y. (2021). Analysis of driver behavior in Amman using Manchester Driver Behavior Questionnaire. Acta Technica Jaurinensis, 14(4), 440–454.



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