Experiences from dual-country drivers: Driving safely in China and the US

Yueng Hsiang Huang, Wei Zhang, Matthias Roetting, David Melton

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This study explored the international experience of driving in two countries from the perspectives of drivers. It highlighted the differences in driving experiences between China and the US from people who have driven in both countries. A qualitative research approach utilizing focus group discussions was conducted in China and the US. The pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of the transportation systems in the two countries were discussed. Car accidents or near misses due to differences between the two countries were explored. Advice for people who want to drive in these two countries as foreign visitors was discussed. Results showed that there are strengths and weaknesses in both countries in their driving systems. Both countries could benefit from exploring the traffic and roadway system of the other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)785-795
Number of pages11
JournalSafety Science
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Driving safety
  • Dual-country driver
  • Focus group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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