Traffic Safety and Human Behavior

Product Details
05 Oct 2007
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
826 pages - 165 x 240 x 38mm


Traffic crashes have become the epidemic of the third millennium - a seemingly necessary evil that accompanies increasing levels of motorization. In this comprehensive book, 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 drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians play in it. In approximately 800 pages with over 250 graphs and tables, Shinar covers the key issues that relate human behavior to traffic safety.
Introduction and Background. Research Methods. Theories and Models of Driver Behavior. Vision, Visual Attention, and Visual Search. Driver Information Processing: Attention, Perception, Reaction Time and Comprehension. Young and Novice Drivers. Older Drivers. Speed and Safety. Personality and Aggressive Driving. Occupant Protection. Alcohol and Driving. Drugs and Driving. Distraction and Inattention. Fatigue and Driving. Pedestrians. Motorcyclists and Rideres of Other Powered Two-Wheelers. Accident/Crash Causation and Analysis. Crash Countermeasures and Design of Safety. Prelims. Selected Sources of Information on Highway Safety. Author Index. Subject Index.

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