Following the brief remark that vehicles should be in a state of good repair, this paper focuses on the human factors in accident causation. Topics covered include perception (awareness), comprehension, decision-making and action. Other factors which might be considered part of the "human element" related to road safety are also discussed, including physical or physiological failure, experience and training, interfering stimuli or preoccupation, and attitudinal and personality factors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Transport & Rd Res S Af

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria 0001, Transvaal,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • DEPPE, R K
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-27

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RU/11/80 Tech Rpt., HS-038 707
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM