6 October 2022 - CIECA WEBINAR SERIES: Does driving competence correlates to driving style in Lithuanian professional and non-professional drivers’ sample?

PRESENTER: Dr Justina Slavinskienė, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)

Scientists agree that a drivers’ view of how competent they are, has a strong impact for behavior on the road, specifically risk-taking while driving. However, drivers’ view of their driving skills might vary from country to country. Previous studies concluded that a driver’s view of perceptual-motor and safety skills have strong influence risk perception, which, affect driving style including risk-taking while driving. Previously it was found that greater perceptual-motor skills together with low safety skills leads to high risk driving style. As possession of different driving styles found to be cultural dependent and Lithuania is one of the ten European countries with the highest accident rates, it is important to analyze the relation between driving competence (perceptual-motor and safe skills) and different driving styles in Lithuanian drivers’ sample. Deeper analysis taking into account professional and non-professional drivers expand traffic psychology field.

The results will be analyzed taking into account data, collected by using Driver Skill Inventory (DSI; Lajunen, Summala, 1995) and Multidimensional Driving Style Inventory (Taubman-Ben-Ari et al., 2004), which evaluate patient - careful, angry - hostile, anxious and reckless-careless driving styles.

This study has received funding from the Research Council of Lithuania (LMTLT), agreement No. 09.3.3-lmt-k-712-23-0154.


  • Time: 6 October 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CET
  • Fee: This members-only event is free-of-charge
  • Location: online
  • Working language: English
  • Registration: The deadline for registrations is 3 October 2022