Moral responsibility and the ethics of traffic safety

The general aim of this thesis is to present and analyse traffic safety from an ethical perspective and to explore some conceptual and normative aspects of moral responsibility. Paper I presents eight ethical problem areas that should be further analysed in relation to traffic safety. Paper II is focused on the question of who is responsible for traffic safety, taking the distribution of responsibility adopted through the Swedish policy called Vision Zero as its starting point. Paper III discusses responsibility ascriptions in relation to public health problems like obesity and lung cancer. Paper IV discusses two potential arguments against the suggestion that alcohol interlocks should be mandatory in all cars, namely 1. that it displaces the responsibility of individual drivers, and 2. that it constitutes a paternalistic interference with drivers. In Paper V, the question discussed is to what extent individuals should be ascribed moral responsibility for the environmentally damaging consequences of their actions.


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  • Pagination: 22p

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  • Accession Number: 01385150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9789171788153
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 6:39PM