PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, FEARS AND RISKS

Train and flight services make up only a small portion of passenger traffic in Sweden. The major part consists of private motoring, which is more dangerous and is not very convenient for society as a whole. The public does not seem to choose means of conveyance on the basis of safety and those who do not dare to fly have fears that are more readily related to classical phobias than to (real) danger. It might well be that feelings of repulsion, fear and aversion direct peoples choice more than is generally suspected with regard to habits of travelling. Also, in the future, the public would be expected to choose less by novelty and status or other evaluative aspects but more by efficiency of means. Train and flight services are safe compared with buses, private cars, motor cycles and bicycles and one reason for that is the clear-cut responsibility. Decentralization of public transportation might lower its safety in a way the public would not notice. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gothenburg University, Sweden

    Kulturgeografiska Institutionen, Fack
    Gothenburg,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Blomkvist, A C
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 4-78 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM