Better driving: 'respect' on the road: a study

This study was initiated by the Motorists' Forum in response to an invitation from the United Kingdom Department for Transport to consider how the 'respect' initiative might be applied to road user behaviour, as a contribution to their review of road safety. Human error is a contributory factor in a high proportion of collisions - probably about two-thirds. If we could find ways of persuading drivers to drive with more consideration for the safety of themselves and others - in others words with more 'respect' - there would be far fewer casualties; and driving would be a less stressful and more pleasant experience than it sometimes is now. The Forum considers that it would be very desirable for research to be conducted to examine the frequency with which bad and good driving behaviours occur and the characteristics of those who perform them; to assess the predictors of various types of good and bad behaviour and the extent to which these are similar across behaviours; and to devise and to test those interventions which might be useful in influencing or changing these behaviours.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 48p

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  • Accession Number: 01387470
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 10:29PM