SPEED CHOICE IN RELATION TO SPEED LIMIT AND INFLUENCES FROM OTHER DRIVERS

Speeding is a general problem in traffic and exploring factors underlying the choice of speed is an important task. In this paper, based on data from Swedish drivers on 90 km/hour roads, drivers' attitudes toward speeding and influences from other road users on the drivers' speed choice were investigated. Unobstrusively recorded vehicle speeds were compared with drivers' responses to questions concerning their speed choice. This research replicates a previous study on 50 km/hour roads, where a model including measures of attitudes and perceptions about other's behavior could explain about 15% of observed behavior. In this study, where a majority of drivers observed exceeded the speed limit, a similar model could explain 41% of the variance in observed speed. Theoretical and practical implications of the results are discussed.

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    Elsevier

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  • Authors:
    • HAGLUND, M
    • ABERG, L
  • Publication Date: 2000-3

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00794468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 6 2000 12:00AM