The Role of Expectations in Interaction Behaviours Between Car Drivers

This paper reviews a study conducted in the Netherlands that examines the ways road users are able to gear their behavior to on another. The study concentrates on the interaction between drivers at urban intersections. As time is usually limited in interaction between drivers as an intersection, drivers need to anticipate the upcoming intersection situation by developing adequate ideas about what is about to happen in the near future in order to be able to cross the intersection in the most efficient and safe manner. A model that introduces the concept of expectancy has been formulated to describe the interaction process. Expectancy appears to be a key to understanding how road users are able to interact with each other so well.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 303-314
  • Monograph Title: Traffic and Transport Psychology: Theory and Application. Proceedings of the ICTTP 2004

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  • Accession Number: 01006562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080443796
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2005 10:54AM