THE ROLE OF TRAFFIC RULES . A CENTURY OF AUTOMOBILES: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY

Legal traffic rules tell road users what to do or not to do. Violating such rules means risking a penalty. The large number of rules and exceptions to these rules limits the behaviour of any road user in any situation. Following the rules is an important part of learning to drive. Experienced road users seem to have their own set of rules (including rules about when to violate the official rules). The number of violations is enormous, causing great concern for the authorities. The situation could be improved by separating a set of rules with the aim of deterring road users from dangerous behaviour and a set of rules instructing correct behaviour. The first set should be small and formulated to satisfy the lawyers. The second set should cover almost any situation for any road user with a presentation aimed at these road users. (a) an opposing view is presented by G. Kroj. For the covering abstract ofthe conference see IRRD 830653.

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  • Accession Number: 00607067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM