PERCEIVED AND ACTUAL COSTS OF OPERATING CARS

The perception that drivers have of car operating costs is an important factor in determining modal split characteristics. Theoretical figures derived from discriminant analysis models suggest that drivers perceive only petrol costs, but this has not been corroborated by detailed surveys. This report examines in detail perceived and actual journey to work petrol costs of a sample of London commuters. The perception is also examined of related factors, such as petrol consumption and distance, in an attempt to throw some light on the perception mechanism itself. /Author/TRRL/

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    Elsevier Science

    Radarweg 29, P.O. Box 211
    1043NX AE Amsterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Malecki, A M
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 403-415
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM