TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STATISTICS AND RISK PERCEPTIONS IN JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES

Several recent studies have concluded that Japan and the United States have different risk cultures. This study examines the actual risk environments faced by citizens in the two countries in the domain of traffic safety, as a possible source of differences in risk perceptions. The study contrasts traffic accident risks from several points of view (e.g. car drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians) and risk statistics (e.g. death rates, relative fatality risks, and accident lethality). Results clarify the traffic risks in the two countries and confirm their potential for explaining cross national differences in risk perception.

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    Elsevier

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  • Authors:
    • Hayakawa, H
    • Fischbeck, P S
    • Fischhoff, B
  • Publication Date: 2000-11

Language

  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00800804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-043 148
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2001 12:00AM