Car driver speed choice in Scotland.

Stradling, Stephen G (2007) Car driver speed choice in Scotland. Ergonomics, 50 (8). pp. 1196-1208. ISSN 0014 0139

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Drivers who commit driving violations, such as speeding, crash more. Driving violations reduce safety margins amplifying the impact of driver errors. Speed is placed in the context of car use and its attractions. It is argued that speed choice results from the interaction of opportunities, obligations and inclinations. Data from large-scale surveys of Scottish car drivers support this and show that many drivers in Scotland prefer to drive at or below the speed limit and that many say they are currently cutting their normal driving speed. Suggestions for promoting safer and more sustainable speed choices are made.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0014 0139
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Ergonomics (2007) 50 (8) 1186-1208. Ergonomics is available online at:
Uncontrolled Keywords: speed; speeding; car drivers; road traffic accident involvement; driving violations; driver speed choice
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 363 Other social problems & services > 363.1 Public Safety > 363.12 Transport hazards > 363.125 Road transport hazards
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Item ID: 2583
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 11 May 2009 14:07
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 16:53

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