Stradling, Stephen G (2009) Driver behaviour on rural roads in Scotland. Working document. (Submitted)
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Government strategy is to reduce by 40% the number of serious deaths and injuries from road accidents before 2010. Police accident STATS 19 for Scotland show that most deaths and serious road injuries occur in rural areas on B and A class roads which have the highest accident rate / kilometre. Most accidents occur on bends at night and most involve younger male drivers.
An SOS omnibus survey was conducted in mid 2007 to ascertain: who drives on rural roads in Scotland, how frequently they drive rural roads; risky behaviour patterns; driving speed; age and gender differences in relation to driving speed. Driver assessment of appropriate speed, based on perceived environmental and road conditions, was also reviewed.
Conclusions are presented.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Rural areas; Scotland; road accidents; causes; statistical review; driver survey; driver profiles; behaviour patterns;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute|
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 363 Other social problems & services > 363.1 Public Safety > 363.12 Transport hazards|
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
|Library of Congress Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications|
|Depositing User:||Dr. David A. Cumming|
|Date Deposited:||08 Dec 2009 16:38|
|Last Modified:||12 Jan 2011 04:51|
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