Ordered Probit Model of the Speed Selection Behavior: Results Based on a Korean Micro Data

  • Kyungwoo Kang
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Many studies on drivers’ speed selection behavior have been reported in the last decade. Most previous studies have, however, concentrated on the relationship between drivers’ speed selection and road/vehicle characteristics without considering other important factors such as personal characteristics and drivers’ perception of speed limit. This paper analyzes Korean drivers’ speed selection behavior by taking into account such factors as trip characteristics in addition to personal, vehicular, and attitudinal factors. Speed selection behavior is measured by a categorical measure over speed limit, and an ordered probit model is used to econometrically estimate the speed behavior equation. The results are as follows: i) male drivers with higher income tend to drive faster, and experienced drivers drive more higher speed than others ii) vehicles with more safety features such as ABS and Air-bag go slower than vehicles with less safety features iii) trip distance and frequency user of the road are important factors for speed selection behavior, iv) perceived speed limit on road and expectation of being caught for speeding are an important factors for driving behavior.


Traffic Accident Speed Limit Seat Belt License Plate Safety Feature 
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  • Kyungwoo Kang
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  1. 1.Hanyang UniversityAnsanKorea

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