TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT PSYCHOLOGY Theory and Application Proceedings of the ICTTP 2000

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT PSYCHOLOGY Theory and Application Proceedings of the ICTTP 2000

Subject

Ergonomics

Description

Accidents occur, like encounters with fairies or werewolfs, to the weary traveller, but accidents or encounters with fairies or werewolves, are random events. The behaviour of the traveller,
and his mental state, are factors that influence the likelihood of occurrence. How important
these factors are, is matter of debate. One extreme view is the sustainable transport philosophy
maintaining that sustainable road design would virtually eliminate accidents and would ensure
that those accidents that would occur will not inflict serious injury or death. No such claim is
made about fairies or werewolves, but it is likely that in an orderly world they too will behave
orderly. On the other hand of the spectrum remains the assertion made that 85% of the
accidents occurring can be attributed to human error. Obviously, when humans are prone to
imagine fairies or werewolfs, they are prone to other types of error as well.

Source

www.elsevier.com

Publisher

2004 Elsevier Ltd.

Date

2004

Language

English

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Collection

Citation

“TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT PSYCHOLOGY Theory and Application Proceedings of the ICTTP 2000,” Portal Ebook UNTAG SURABAYA, accessed July 21, 2024, https://ebook.untag-sby.ac.id/items/show/1066.