Analysis of drivers' horn use factors at intersections in an urban area of Taiwan

Masayuki Takada, Kazuma Hashimoto, Tamaki Inada, Ki Hong Kim, Yoshinao Oeda, Yu Chang Lin, Wei Lin, Fang Yi Huang

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Abstract

In many countries' urban areas, noise pollution is produced by frequent use of car and motorcycle horns. It is necessary to clarify the reasons for horn use and propose measures to control it. To investigate the relationships among horn use and such factors as driver awareness, behavior, and vehicle environment, we conducted a questionnaire survey in Taipei, Taiwan. Respondents were asked about their normal horn use, their understanding of the law about such use, their impressions of horn sounds, and their personal attributes. The questionnaire covered the following: intrinsic factors (e.g. attitudes, personal norms); frequency of horn use (i.e. behavioral intention); and judgement about horn use under certain traffic conditions. Our results should lack of awareness about legal horn use. Regarding the relationship between intrinsic factors and behavioral intention for horn use, such factors as attitude, perceived behavioral control, and moral obligation were related to the strength of the behavioral intention to use the horn. Concerning extrinsic factors, logistic regression analysis revealed that speed differences with the vehicle ahead and another car cutting in ahead affected horn use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020
EditorsJin Yong Jeon
PublisherKorean Society of Noise and Vibration Engineering
ISBN (Electronic)9788994021362
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Aug 23 2020Aug 26 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2020 International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020

Conference

Conference49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period8/23/208/26/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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