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Table 3 Reponses to the Drivers’ Behaviour Questionnaire’s questions

From: Risky driving behaviour in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: a cross-sectional, survey-based study

Questions Mean SD Never (%) Sometimes (%) Most of the time (%) Always (%)
You drove after taking Alcohol 0.87 0.87 88.5 9.5 1.4 0.7
You drove after taking an illicit drug such as marijuana or ecstasy 0.87 0.91 87.9 10 1.7 0.3
You carried more passengers than could legally fit in your car 0.79 0.82 85.7 12.3 1.4 0.7
Race away from traffic lights with the intention of beating the driver next to you 0.71 0.83 81.4 16.9 1.3 0.4
Do you participate in drifting on the normal road 0.66 0.79 79.3 17.3 2.4 1
Disregard the speed limit on a residential road/city/highway 0.65 0.73 78.9 16.9 3.4 0.8
You drove without a valid license because you hadn’t applied for one yet or it had been suspended 0.65 0..68 78.3 18.3 2.4 1
Sound your horn to indicate your annoyance to another road user 0.41 0.63 76.7 20 2.4 0.8
Hit something when reversing that you had not previously seen 0.60 0.73 75.1 22.7 1.7 0.4
Queuing to turn left onto a main road, you nearly hit the car in front of you 0.57 0.73 74.7 21.8 2.6 0.9
Fail to notice that pedestrians are crossing when turning into a side street from a main road 0.58 0.72 73.7 24.6 0.8 0.8
You did illegal U-turn 0.52 0.71 72.4 24.1 2.7 0.7
Get into the wrong lane approaching a roundabout or a junction 0.47 0.68 71.9 24.3 3 0.9
Misread the signs and exit from a roundabout on the wrong road 0.45 0.63 67.5 29.4 2.2 0.9
Does your over speed changed (stopped speeding) with any fine you paid 0.43 0.71 67.1 24.3 6.5 2.1
You misjudged the speed of an oncoming vehicle 0.36 0.57 61.5 32.3 5.5 0.7
You turned right into the path of another 0.33 0.58 60.8 33.4 3.4 2.4
Forget where you left your car in a carpark 0.32 0.56 59 32.1 7.3 1.7
You drove faster if you were in a bad mood 0.30 0.56 56.2 32.9 9.2 1.7
If there was no red light camera, you drove through intersections on a red light 0.29 0.52 53 38.2 6.4 2.4
You drove when you knew you were feeling sleepy 0.27 0.51 52.7 36.1 9.5 1.7
Do you rush to catch an event 0.25 0.55 50.2 37.1 9.3 3.4
You didn’t wear a seatbelt if it was only for a short 0.21 0.47 49.2 33.7 13.8 3.4
You drove over the speed limit in areas where it was unlikely there was a radar or speed camera 0.26 0.56 47.1 44.1 5.8 3.1
You speed up when the lights went yellow 0.26 0.55 45 47 6.4 1.7
Do you rush to be on time for work or school 0.17 0.46 42 41.7 11.9 4.4
Your passengers didn’t wear seatbelts 0.14 0.42 41.3 38.6 12.4 7.7
You drove in the rain 0.14 0.44 39.9 38.5 16.2 5.4
DBQ Average score 0.27 0.55 54.03 35.89 7.76 2.36