RISK THEORY AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY

INHALT DER GEFAHRENLEHRE UND IHRE BEDEUTUNG FUER DIE VERKEHRSSICHERHEIT

After a short introductory discussion of the problem the various phases leading to driving proficiency in traffic are described. The first stage comprises the initial learning process and the gaining of fundamental knowledge leading to a second stage of extended learning and acquisition of experience, in which however the lack of proficiency is not recognised and the individual's capabilities are overrated. This leads to the third phase of mature, calm and safe driving skills. The dependence of traffic situations on environmental and personal factors leads to the distinction between operational, situational and social control circuits. Other topics dealt with are reflexive traffic behaviour, the difference between seeing and perception in road traffic, the distinction between traffic as it ought to be and as it really is. The numerous influence factors and their interactions and the necessity of forming positive attitudes is emphasised. The main significance of risk theory is that the acquisition of experience will be safer and quicker, and that learners will have an earlier and more intensive awareness of all the associated problems. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    KVDA Verlag

    Jahanna-Melber-Weg 8
    6000 Frankfurt 70,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Petri, W
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 20-25
  • Serial:
    • Arzt und Auto
    • Volume: 52
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Kraftfahrverband Deutscher Aerzte EV

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM