Speeding behaviour and collision involvement in Scottish car drivers.

Stradling, Stephen G, Carreno, Michael, Ferguson, Neil and Rye, Tom (2005) Speeding behaviour and collision involvement in Scottish car drivers. In: Contemporary Issues in Road User Behavior and Traffic Safety. Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 113-123. ISBN 1-59454-268-6

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    This chapter combines data sets from two recent studies of Scottish drivers, one conducted for the Scottish Executive and one for the Strathclyde Safety Camera Partnership. Both surveys involved in-home interviews with quota samples of drivers. Full details of sampling strategy and sample demographics are given in Stradling et al. (2003) and Campbell and Stradling (2003). Data from 1088 drivers from the first survey and 1101 from the second, who held a current driving license, had driven within the previous year and who cited ‘car’ as their main vehicle when driving are combined here to give a picture of the current speeding behaviors and collision involvement of Scottish car drivers. The chapter concludes with a suggestion for the remediation of speeding behaviors.

    Item Type: Book Section
    ISBN: 1-59454-268-6
    Additional Information: This volume describes the growing body of research on driver behavior and traffic safety, including the nature, measurement and treatment of roadway aggression, types of traffic violations in diverse parts of the world, the pervasive concern with the alcohol and driving, attempts to modify problematic driver behaviors, engineering and human factors concerns such as cell phone operation by drivers, the use of vehicle “black box” recorders, and the safety of airbags. We also present some examples of theoretical models and their usefulness in stimulating research and providing an overall explanatory model for a diverse range of driving behaviors. The chapters in this book explore many of these issues with driver behaviors being investigated by psychologists, sociologists, engineers and others.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: driver behavior; speed; collision; road traffic accident; Scottish; traffic safety; aggression; violoations;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
    Item ID: 1927
    Depositing User: RAE Import
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2008 11:13
    Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 11:25

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