Aggressive Driving:

  • YATAKE Yoko
    Traffic Enforcement Division, Traffic Bureau, National Police Agency

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  • 日本におけるあおり運転の事例調査
  • 日本におけるあおり運転の事例調査 : 先行研究のレビュー結果を踏まえて
  • ニホン ニ オケル アオリ ウンテン ノ ジレイ チョウサ : センコウ ケンキュウ ノ レビュー ケッカ オ フマエテ
  • -先行研究のレビュー結果を踏まえて-
  • A Case Study in Japan with Literature Review

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Abstract

<p>The dangers of aggressive driving are attracting increased public attention in Japan. In June 2017, a fatal collision stemming from road rage on the Tomei Expressway in Kanagawa Prefecture sparked a national debate over aggressive d riving. However, aggressive driving is not a new phenomenon. Considerable research on aggressive driving has been done in the United Kingdom and other countries. Therefore, in this research I review the literature on aggressive driving, examine whether the features elucidated by past research apply to cases in Japan, and clarify the features of aggressive driving in Japan. Previous research suggests youth, being male, social class, place and time, and certain triggers are factors influencing displays of aggressive driving. In this case study, data was collected from accidents involving the crime of dangerous driving causing death or injury under the Act on Punishments of Acts Inflicting Death or Injury on Others by Driving a Motor Vehicle, etc. The results indicate that features similar to those in previous research can be seen in Japanese cases in terms of age, sex, social class, and triggers, but not in terms of time.</p>

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  • IATSS Review

    IATSS Review 43 (3), 197-204, 2019-02-28

    International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences

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