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The Psychology of Driving on Rural Roads: Development and Testing of a Model

Rural roads constitute the most dangerous road category with regard to the number of fatal accidents. In order to increase traffic safety on rural roads it is necessary to take into account not only their inherent properties but also their effect on behaviour. Gert Weller develops a psychological model for driving on rural roads which is validated in three empirical steps: laboratory, simulator and driving experiments. His results provide insight into the possibilities of how driving behaviour on rural roads can be influenced and give practical guidance for the enhancement of rural road safety.
The book is written for psychologists in the fields of traffic psychology and human factors research, traffic engineers, road planners as well as for political decision makers in traffic planning departments.:1. Driving on Rural Roads: The Current Situation
2. Applying Existing Models to Driving on Rural Roads
2.1. A Framework
2.2. Individual Differences: Traits and Demographic Variables
2.3. Driving as a Self-Paced Task: Motivational Models
2.4. Perception and Information-Processing
3. A Psychological Model for Driving on Rural Roads
4. Empirical Validation
4.1. Overview and General Course of Events
4.2. The Laboratory Study: The Role of Perceived Road Characteristics
4.3. The Simulator Study: The Role of Cues and Affordances
4.4. On-the-Road Driving Tests: Behaviour and Accidents
5. Empirical Validation: Summary and Conclusions

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:DRESDEN/oai:qucosa:de:qucosa:34464
Date10 July 2019
CreatorsWeller, Gert
ContributorsTechnische Universit├Ąt Dresden
PublisherSpringer
Source SetsHochschulschriftenserver (HSSS) der SLUB Dresden
LanguageEnglish
Detected LanguageEnglish
Typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion, doc-type:doctoralThesis, info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis, doc-type:Text
Rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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