STRESS AND BEHAVIOUR DISTURBANCES IN TRAFFIC

STRESS UND VERHALTENSSTOERUNGEN IM STRASSENVERKEHR

Overloading of the functional - competent structures sets in motion psychohormonal stress mechanisms, which result not only in an increased proportion of catecholamine in the blood stream, but also in the region of the limbus system, which approaches a key position as a stress stimulator for emotional excitation and transmission. In this situation individually programmed learning as well as personality structure plays a decisive role for stress sensitivity and handling. Dangerous situations arising in traffic lead firstly therefore to a psycho-reactive abnormal behaviour, when a person is affected who is already suffering from a chronic stress condition. At the centre of the problem is a disturbance on an affective basis, which on the one hand leads to a reaction of a different kind regarding the environment, and on the other hand supplies the basis for vegetative decompensation. These functional disturbances do not lead to alterations in the heart-blood circulation system, but they are the bases for primitive reactions and/or sudden irrational actions. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Third International Traffic and Driver Medical Conference.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerztliche Kraftfahrvereinigung Oesterreichs

    Weihburggase 10-12
    Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Lechner, H
    • Ott, E
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM