Applications of the theory of planned behaviour to drivers' speeding behaviour

M.A. Elliott, C.J. Armitage, C.J. Baughan

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The theory of planned behaviour (TPB; Ajzen, 1985, 1988, 1991) provides apotentially useful approach for investigating the links between drivers' attitudes andbehaviour and for informing road safety interventions that aim to promote 'safe' driving. This paper presents a review of previous research studies in which the TPBhas been applied to drivers'speeding behaviour. Some conceptual andmethodological limitations of the studies are raised. We then summarise two studiesthat we have recently conducted to overcome these limitations and discuss theimplications for road safety.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBehavioural Research in Road Safety 2004: Fourteenth Seminar
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004


  • planned behaviour
  • speeding
  • road accidents

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