Personality test highlights dangerous driving traits

11.52 | 22 November 2011 | | 1 comment

A new test which highlights individual personality traits that could trigger dangerous driving habits has been launched by Driving Test Success.

Created by Imagitech, driving software specialists, in conjunction with psychometric profiling experts at Swansea University, the Safe Driver Test is now available as a free download.

It measures key abilities, attitudes and personality traits to detect behaviours that tend to result in increased driving risk. The pupil is then offered personal advice on what actions they can take to reduce their chances of driving dangerously.

The launch coincides with Road Safety Week (21-27 November) and supports Brake’s call for all young drivers to “have a heart at the wheel” and “drive sober, slow and secure”.

The 35-question test is completely anonymous, no personal data is required and only the test candidate will see the results. There are also no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers and no scores are given.

Grant Hughes, brand director for Driving Test Success, said: “The Safe Driver Test helps inexperienced drivers recognise that when they step into a car they should be concentrating 100% on being a good driver at all times.

“We urge schools, road safety officers, driving instructors and parents to ask learner drivers to take this free test. Not only could it change a young person’s driving behaviour for the better, but it could also save their life – and the life of someone close to them.”

Click here for more information and to take the test.


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    Well! I took the test and while its been a very long time since I was 17, the test did not appear to trust my answers even though I entered my true age. To be fair it is probably weighted towards inexperienced or young drivers.

    The psychometric profiling assessments of my answers appeared to be very much geared to general road safety driving advice, which I suppose is all well and good, but if all participants were to receive more or less the same assessment advice, it somewhat defeats the object of the test.

    Charles Dunn
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