This report presents a lecture which was presented by the author on the occasion of his inauguration as professor of the university of groningen, with the aim to convince his audience that transport systems provide a tremendously valuable source of interesting and important problems for psychologists and other behavioural scientists. Behavioural scientists have a broad range of theories and methods that are essential for the understanding and improvement of transport system safety. An example is given of driver training and the specific aim of the lecture was to consider training to produce safe driving can be effected. There is no knowledge on how to train safe driving behaviour that will persist through the early years of traffic experience. This is because driving is a self-paced task, in which drivers meet personal criteria of safety by attempting to match perceived hazards in traffic to their perceived abilities to cope with those hazards. Training needs to focus explicitly on the balance between these two components of subjective safety throughout the acquisition of driving skill, rather than simply teaching 'ideal' driver behaviour.

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    Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

    Verkeerskundig Studiecentrum, P.O. Box 69
    Haren,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • BROWN, I D
  • Publication Date: 1989


  • English

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  • Pagination: 20 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00498833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 90-6807-143-02
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM