This research aims to correlate driver’s characteristics with its safety performance. In order to achieve this
objective, two sets of assessments were used where 12 drivers participated on an expert assessment using on-road
driving together with a self-evaluation questionnaire. The analysis of the drivers’ behaviour was carried out using
the statistical methods of factor analysis and linear regression analysis. Three groups that characterise drivers’
perception of careless, aggressive and cautious driving behavior were derived from factor analysis. Moreover,
linear regression analysis revealed that driving experience, headways, self-reported driving skill and defensive
driving positively affect the overall on-road driving performance score. More precisely, it was ascertained that
driving experience leads to statistically significant increase in overall on-road driving performance score,