Despite some people’s beliefs, how a person drives a car can show their culture and social level more than their appearance. Because how to drive a vehicle well reflects the different aspects of personality and behavior and social awareness of a human being. Driving is a prominent example of social ethics because observing the rules and regulations, respecting the rights of others, increasing the threshold of individual tolerance toward traffic and the neatness and wellness of the car, and creating a calm atmosphere for other passengers and drivers are all examples of the driver’s social behavior, which reflect drivers’ true personality when driving unconsciously.
Statistics show that human behavior is the primary determinant in 95-90% of accidents, and antisocial behaviors have always been associated with violent driving. In this regard, several studies have been conducted on the relationship between personality traits and driving behavior. Some aspects of personality seem to cause law-breaking behaviors in driving, so these behaviors lead to the satisfaction of some individual’s personal needs, although it is against the law-abiding system of the environment. Salar Review believes that more than 90% of accidents are partly due to the driver’s personality and dependent on the driver’s behavior, and risky driving causes negative results. Dangerous driving includes car racing (enjoying maneuvering among other drivers), risky driving (embracing driving risks for excitement and gratification), moving in a high-risk way (immediate speeding and overtaking), aggressive driving (driving close to other vehicles, often for punishing drivers, angry accelerating, angry gestures). The mentioned attitudes and personality traits that spread these behaviors seriously threaten safety.
However, most young people are involved in high-risk driving behavior, as backed up by the statistics of youth accidents. The personality traits of these people are likely to be involved in the occurrence of high-risk behaviors that need further explanation to improve traffic safety policies to find solutions to reduce the percentage of accidents and mortality.
We get in our car and behind the wheel, and we think only about reaching the destination, but note that driving is not limited to pedals, accelerators, and brakes.
Driving is a stressful job that often can push cold-blooded people to be violent, but we all know that is not the right way.