This survey investigated driver risk assessment in Finland and Michigan. Specifically, 335 drivers in Lahti, Finland and 272 drivers in Ann Arbor, Michigan answered questions presented in a mailed survey form. Both men and women in the two cities ranked risks rather similarly (except for the strong and weak points of driving skills). The results concerning the mean values of the assessments of each scale showed that drivers in Lahti assessed risks higher than drivers in Ann Arbor. This was the case whether the scale concerned external or internal risks, or strong and weak points of driving skills. On the other hand, drivers in Lahti were less worried about difficulties in traffic than were drivers in Ann Arbor.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB94-189636. Sponsored by Suomen Akatemia and Ford Foundation, New York.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150
  • Authors:
    • Luoma, J
  • Publication Date: 1995-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTRI-95-15,, HS-041 680
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1996 12:00AM