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Traffic Safety and Human Behavior (2nd Edition)

Traffic Safety and Human Behavior (2nd Edition).


Professor David Shinar, University of the Negev, Israel


Traffic crashes are one of the ten leading causes of deaths worldwide, and the leading cause of death for young people in the western world - a seemingly necessary evil that accompanies increasing levels of motorization. In this comprehensive 2nd edition of the classic Traffic Safety and Human Behavior, Dr David Shinar provides a theoretical framework and a critical evaluation of the most recent research findings to comprehend the complexity of traffic safety and the central role that road users - drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians play in it. 

In this new edition, Shinar covers the key issues that relate human behavior to traffic safety and the impact that cultural, policy, and technological changes have on them. In particular, the new edition covers the increasing roles that pedestrians and cyclists have in the traffic system and the need to accommodate them; the intrusion of infotainment and its role in driver distraction; and the increasing role of crash-prevention and driver assistance systems in changing the driver-vehicle interaction. 

Brief Table of Contents:


Part A - Background, methods, models
1.Introduction and background
2.Methods of research 
3.Models of driver behaviour

Part B - Driver capacities and individual differences
5.Information processing
6.Young drivers 7.Older drivers and age-related diseases

Part C - Driving style
9.Personality and aggressive driving
10.Occupant protection

Part D - Driver temporary impairments
13.Distraction and inattention

Part E - Vulnerable road users

Part F - Crash causation, countermeasures and looking ahead
18.Crash causation
19.Crash countermeasures
20.The role of the driver in the evolving automated vehicles 

Book Information

ISBN Print: 9781786352224
Publication Date: 22 August 2016
Format print: Hardback
Page count: 350
Dimensions: 165 x 240

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