The Insanity of Normality: Reconceptualising the Road Safety Debate

Road safety debates have frequently identified the importance of having a system-wide approach to the urgent task of reducing death and injury. The system-wide approach is associated with the Swedish Vision Zero policy and its zero fatality target. This view has met with citizen support and professional resistance and this paper describes the result of focus group discussions and a survey of professionals to explore these differences. The paper seeks to explain different views and the persistence of death and injury rates in the road traffic environment using the "insanity of normality" thesis produced by the Swiss psychotherapist, Gruen.


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  • Accession Number: 01531865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2014 10:06AM