Throughout the developed countries of the world, interest in the analysis of car ownership has been maintained at a high level, aiding studies of energy, pollution, employment, balance of payments and traveller behaviour. The recent economic difficulties in the Netherlands make the study of car ownership particularly relevant to government policy and interesting for analyses. Several studies have been undertaken, but the data used in these studies has not been sufficient to analyse all of the most relevant issues, although the crucial importance of analysing driving licence possession has been established. The paper presents a brief analyses of some new data and goes on to discuss the implications of this analyses for the studies that have been undertaken. The impact of the national economic problems is shown to be rather uncertain and diverse in the changes it has brought to car ownership patterns. It is concluded that forecasting these changes reliably would require the development of more advanced models, and the form that these would take is outlined. (Author/TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Transportation Planning Research Colloquium 1983 held in Zandvoort on December 14-16, 1983. Volume I.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

    Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
    The Hague,   Netherlands  2594 AW
  • Authors:
    • DALY, A J
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 337-348

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM