The author describes some findings from work being carried out at Manchester University into the way in which psychological, social environmental factors influence the decision whether or not to vi traffic laws. From an investigation of psychological factors, th author suggests that how the behaviour makes you feel may be as important as the functional pros and cons of the behaviour. The percieved expectations of other people are found to be a particul strong social influence. Driving behaviour changes with the pres of a passenger. Environmental influences include attitudes towar speed limits, situations where a violation appears neccessary, th perception of the road as a battlefield and the design of modern For the covering abstract see IRRD 873938.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 90-6
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: PA 30

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  • Accession Number: 00715870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD,
  • Created Date: Jan 31 2003 12:00AM