Fit to drive. Proceedings of the 8th International traffic expert congress. Warsaw, May 8th-9th 2014

In addition to discussing individual preconditions and characteristics of being "fit to drive", experts will also look at factors outside the individual that affect individual fitness to drive, and thus traffic safety. Those factors are related to the way how communication with other road users works, to the prevailing infrastructure, to the vehicle characteristics namely the characteristics of the mode of transport chosen by a person, and last not least the societal, cultural and political environment and background of a person. Influences from all these areas may become virulent alone or in combination and they may enhance or undermine safety. As can be understood, in this connection experts look at fitness to drive not mainly as a personal trait, but also as a state. Individual fitness is an important precondition, but not sufficient to guarantee safe traffic. The mentioned areas and the influences coming from them will be described and discussed in detail, possible problems will be listed based on what is known from literature. The programme of this 8th Fit to drive congress is divided in five blocks, all of them dealing with one of the areas - starting with the individual, continuing with communication between road users, then taking up infrastructure influences followed by the impacts provided by the vehicle/mode characteristics, and ending up with a closer look on societal/cultural preconditions and what influence on individual fitness to drive they may have. (A)


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 86p
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  • Accession Number: 01597280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • ISBN: 978-3-2812-1918-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2016 10:19AM