CAR DRIVERS' KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCES AND ATTITUDES CONCERNING LORRIES AND OTHER COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

JOBBET BAKOM RATTEN. UNDERLAGSRAPPORT NR 1, PERSONBILSFOERARES ERFARENHETER, KUNSKAPER OCH ATTITYDER ROERANDE LASTBILAR OCH ANDRA YRKESFORDON

An investigation of the attitude of car drivers to heavy lorries was performed in 1977 among a sample of drivers. Lorries with trailers are considered by 70% to be dangerous in traffic; lorries without trailers rate 36%, less than cars towing caravans, mopeds and motor cycles. 80% consider that overtaking of lorry combinations is dangerous. It is considered dangerous by (1) 47% to turn left in front of an lc, (2) 35% to meet an lc on top of a hill, (3) 31% to meet at a crossing with lc coming from left, (4) 24% to overtake when lc is driving along shoulder, (5) 22% to turn left when lc coming from opposite direction, (6) 21% to meet an lc on a straight narrow road, and (7) 21% to meet an lc on a right-hand curve. 29% consider overtaking of light lorries, and 84% of heavy lorry combinations, to be difficult. The attitude of experienced drivers to lorries is more tolerant than that of less experienced drivers. 90% consider that combinations are more dangerous than lorries only, and 60% that very long vehicles should be prohibited. About 60% consider the utility of heavy lorries to outweigh the risks they cause. A large number of diagrams are given. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish Road Safety Office

    Fack S-17120
    Solna 1,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Haakansson, E
  • Publication Date: 1977-12-22

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Info GRP PM NR116 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM