A Study of Conformity to a Traffic Regulation

The paper discusses the frequency of occurrence of acts, which represents degrees of satisfaction of the purpose of a traffic regulation requiring motorists to keep in line were plotted against the telic continuum. The curve representing the behavior of the 12,666 motorists observed was a steep J-curve, with 83.3% of the cases at the mode. An additional 4.9% of motorists showed complete conformity to the regulation when a traffic officer was present than when no officer was present. Chauffeurs exhibited the most conformity and the least non-conformity. Taxi drivers exhibited the least conformity and the most non-conformity, while drivers of private automobiles were intermediate in both respects.

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  • Authors:
    • Frederiksen, N
    • Frank, G
    • Freeman, H
  • Publication Date: 1939-1


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01055955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2007 7:46PM