PEDESTRIAN AND DRIVER--TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS?
The study revealed that pedestrians consider their traffic environment to be decidedly more negative, hazardous, and unsafe than drivers do theirs. Both drivers and pedestrians underestimate present-day road accident mortality, overestimate the security afforded by pedestrian crossings, and overestimate the capacity of the legal system to respond; these are circumstances which tend to foster a false sense of security. -The study discloses that a great need exists among road users for information on the actual risk they run in traffic and on the effects of various road safety measures. /Author/
- Sponsored by Ministry of Communications, Oslo.
Oslo University, NorwayKarl Johansgate 47
1 Oslo, Norway
- Schioldborg, P
- Publication Date: 1979
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Drivers; Human characteristics; Pedestrians; Perception; Public opinion; Traffic safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Driver perception; Pedestrian characteristics
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- Accession Number: 00301245
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM