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- DescriptionResearch on driver behaviour over the past two decades has clearly demonstrated that the goals and motivations a driver brings to the driving task are important determinants for driver behaviour. The importance of this work is underlined by statistics: WHO figures show that road accidents are predicted to be the number three cause of death and injury by 2020 (currently more than 20 million deaths and injuries p.a.). The objective of this second edition, and of the conference on which it is based, is to describe and discuss recent advances in the study of driving behaviour and driver training. It bridges the gap between practitioners in road safety, and theoreticians investigating driving behaviour, from a number of different perspectives and related disciplines. A major focus is to consider how driver training needs to be adapted, to take into account driver characteristics, goals and motivations, in order to raise awareness of how these may contribute to unsafe driving behaviour, and to go on to promote the development of driver training courses that considers all the skills that are essential for road safety. As well as setting out new approaches to driver training methodology based on many years of empirical research on driver behaviour, the contributing road safety researchers and professionals consider the impact of human factors in the design of driver training as well as the traditional skills-based approach. Readership includes road safety researchers from a variety of different academic backgrounds, senior practitioners in the field of driver training from regulatory authorities and professional driver training organizations such as the police service, and private and public sector personnel who are concerned with improving road safety.
- Author BiographyDr Lisa Dorn is Director of the Driving Research Group, Department of Human Factors, at Cranfield University, UK. She is also an invited member of the UK Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Psychologist and member of the International Association of Applied Psychology: Traffic and Transport Psychology Division. Dr Dorn started conducting research in driver behaviour in 1988 and has published a number of journal papers on driver behaviour, driver stress and driver training. She is a regular contributor to the public debate at conferences and in the national media on the psychology of driving. Currently, Dr Dorn is working with major organisations on work-related road safety and driver training and has been involved in research for the UK Department for Transport and the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency on driver fitness and health.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication27/10/2005
- SubjectDriving & The Highway Code
- Series TitleHuman Factors in Road and Rail Transport
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 88 b&w illustrations
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Edited byDr. Lisa Dorn
- Series Edited byDr. Lisa Dorn,Assoc Prof Ian Glendon,Professor Gerald Matthews
- Edition StatementNew edition
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