Car pooling is one mechanism by which many of the problems of modern traffic might be reduced, but its application poses many problems. This report discusses these difficulties under the following headings:- (1) the psychology of car use and attitudes towards it, (2) incentives that might be incorporated to make carpooling attractive, and (3) the legal restraints that restrict the adoption of car pooling and the changes necessary. In addition, car pooling is compared to other methods of traffic restraint. A comparative study of the effects of traffic restraint on fuel consumption is made in an appendix. /TRRL/

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    Loughborough University of Technology

    Department of Transport Technology
    Loughborough,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Tomlinson, R W
    • Kellett, J S
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Accession Number: 00189533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TT7801 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM