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Author Weller, Gert.

Title The psychology of driving on rural roads : development and testing of a model / Gert Weller
Edition 1. edition
Published Wiesbaden : VS Verlag, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (318 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series VS research, Verkehrspsychologie
VS research. Verkehrspsychologie
Contents Driving on Rural Roads: The Current Situation -- Applying Existing Models to Driving on Rural Roads -- A Psychological Model for Driving on Rural Roads -- Empirical Validation -- Empirical Validation: Summary and Conclusions
Summary 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
Notes Techn. University, Diss., 2009--Dresden
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Automobile driving -- Psychological aspects.
Automobile drivers -- Psychology.
Automobile Driving -- psychology.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010536504
ISBN 1283172763