RISK-TAKING BEHAVIOR AND TRAFFIC SAFETY, SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS, OCTOBER 19-22, 1997, CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

This book contains the papers and discussions presented at the symposium on risk-taking behavior and traffic safety. Over 80 traffic safety policymakers, researchers, and practitioners attended, presented their views, learned from others, and discussed the issues and potential solutions. The symposium's goal was to present and discuss the best current knowledge and views on driver (and pedestrian) risk-taking behavior. The symposium was organized into four sessions: (1) Describe the problem: what causes risk-taking and how does risk-taking affect traffic casualties; (2) Analyze several specific risky behaviors: failure to use seat belts, speeding, and dangerous pedestrian actions; (3) Present examples of successful methods for reducing risk-taking behavior; and (4) Offer suggestions for additional innovative methods. This book follows the same organization, with a chapter for the papers from each session. A final chapter presents post-symposium thoughts from the symposium co-chairs, Jim Fell, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Thomas Terry, General Motors Corporation.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 281p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00798848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-809 033
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2000 12:00AM