During the last decades, research in traffic has considerably extended its scope. It has moved its attention from a mainly technocratic point of view towards an approach characterized by the recognition of the problem of the limited possibilities for influencing human behaviour. Unfortunately, this has not resulted in the substantial reduction of the increase in mobility by car use that was hoped for, when the Dutch Second Structure Scheme on Traffic and Transport (SVVII) appeared. One of the causes may be the still insufficient recognition of social and psychological disturbing factors. This paper provides a number of suggestions and lines of thought for three solutions: (1) innovations; (2) influencing attitudes; and (3) alterations in the use of time and space. It appears that not all possibilities in the social and psychological field have received enough attention. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 862276.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 137-151

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  • Accession Number: 00662117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM