Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 2

Knowledge and Adherence to Traffic Regulations and Their Impact Among Female Drivers in Saudi Arabia

Renad A Alsalem1, Fay S Algarfan1, Reem M Almohaimeed1, Samar M Almufleh1, G Elhesaiwi2, Huny Bakry2 and Lamiaa Fiala2*

1Graduates, Health Education Program, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Lamiaa Fiala, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Received: December 30, 2022; Published: January 12, 2023


Background: Road traffic crashes are a real public health problem. It is the leading cause of mortality among young adults, causing the deaths of 1.35 million people. Females in Saudi are novice in vehicle driving exposing them to the road traffic crashes.

Aim: This study aims to assess the knowledge and adherence of female drivers in Saudi Arabia regarding the traffic regulations, and the impact of road traffic crashes.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study design, analytic type. The sample size is calculated to be 384 female drivers. The convenient sampling technique is used to recruit the female drivers. The study was conducted from October to April 2022. Data were collected using a questionnaire designed and validated by the researchers.

Results: Knowledge and adherence questions were coded then categorized into good and poor. Only 32.1% of the females were found to have good knowledge of traffic regulations, while 60.1% of the females had good adherence.

Conclusion: This study revealed most of the participants have poor knowledge, while most of them have good adherence to traffic regulations that they know.

Keywords: Knowledge; Adherence; Road Traffic Regulations Impact; Traffic Regulations; Female Driver


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Citation: Lamiaa Fiala., et al. “Knowledge and Adherence to Traffic Regulations and Their Impact Among Female Drivers in Saudi Arabia”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.2 (2023): 58-66.


Copyright: © 2022 Lamiaa Fiala., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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