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Editors: Hennessy, Dwight A. (State University of New York College at Buffalo); Wiesenthal, David L. (York University, Toronto)
Book Description:
This volume presents the work of researchers from around the world and from a variety of disciplines who are actively searching for ways to make our roadways a safer and more pleasant place to be. Although behavioral scientists have long been interested in learning about what drivers do the study of driving behavior has only recently attracted the dedicated interest of psychologists and other researchers. Roadways are now increasingly recognized as an excellent naturalistic setting to study a variety of behaviors that were previously constrained to laboratories. Streets and roads are ubiquitous, constituting an integral part of most people’s everyday environment or life space. As with other environmental features, emotional meanings are attached to our subjective perceptions of roadways which ultimately influence immediate and long term thoughts, feelings, and actions.
This volume describes the growing body of research on driver behavior and traffic safety, including the nature, measurement and treatment of roadway aggression, types of traffic violations in diverse parts of the world, the pervasive concern with the alcohol and driving, attempts to modify problematic driver behaviors, engineering and human factors concerns such as cell phone operation by drivers, the use of vehicle “black box” recorders, and the safety of airbags. We also present some examples of theoretical models and their usefulness in stimulating research and providing an overall explanatory model for a diverse range of driving behaviors.
The chapters in this book explore many of these issues with driver behaviors being investigated by psychologists, sociologists, engineers and others.

Table of Contents:
Introduction; Foreword; PART I. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES/MODELS;

Chapter 1- On the Homeostatis of Risk, pp.3-11;
(Gerald Wilde, Queen’s University);

Chapter 2- The Influence of the Actor-Observer Bias on Attributions of Other Drivers, pp.13-20;
(Dwight A. Hennessy, Robert Jakubowski and Alyson J. Benedetti);

PART II. ANGER/AGGRESSION;

Chapter 3- Motorists’ Perceptions of Aggressive Driving: A Comparative Analysis of Ontario and California Drivers, pp.23-36;
(Christine Wickens, David L Wiesenthal);

Chapter 4- Behind the Wheel: Construct Validity of Aggressive Driving Scales, pp.37-46;
(James Rotton, Paul J. Gregory and David L. Van Rooy);

Chapter 5- Understanding and Treating the Aggressive Driver, pp.47-60; (Tara E. Galovski, University of Missouri and Edward B. Blanchard, University of Albany)

Chapter 6- On the Road: Situational Determinants of Aggressive Driving, pp.61-70;
(David L. Van Rooy, James Rotton and Paul J. Gregory);

Chapter 7- Field Methodologies for the Study of Driver Aggression, pp.71-78;
(Andrew R. McGarva, Dickinson State University)

PART III. DRIVING VIOLATIONS AND COLLISIONS;

Chapter 8- Observing Motorway Driving Violations, pp.81-100;
(A. Ian Glendon, Newcastle University and Danielle C. Sutton, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia)

Chapter 9- Traffic Safety in Hong Kong: Current Status and Research Directions, pp.101-112;
(J.P. Maxwell, University of Hong Kong)

Chapter 10- Speeding Behavior and Collision Involvement in Scottish Car Drivers, pp.113-123;
(Steve Stradling, Napier University);

Chapter 11- The Use and Misuse of Visual Information for “Go/No-Go” Decisions in Driving, pp.125-133;
(Rob Gray, Arizona State University East)


Chapter 12- Road Safety Impact of the Extended Drinking Hours Policy in Ontario, pp.135-149;
(Evelyn R. Vingilis, Jane Seeley, A. Ian McLeod, Robert E. Mann, Doug Beirness and Charles Compton);

PART IV. ALCOHOL AND DRIVING;

Chapter 13- Characteristics of Persistent Drinking Drivers: Comparisons of First, Second and Multiple Offenders, pp.153-166; (William F. Wieczorek, Buffalo State College and Thomas H. Nochajski, University at Buffalo)

Chapter 14- Personal Drinking and Driving Interventions: A Gritty Performance, pp.167-182;
(J. Peter Rothe, University of Alberta)

PART V. TREATMENT/DRIVER CHARACTERISTICS;

Chapter 15- The Effects of Variable Multiple Prompt Messages on Stopping and Signaling Behaviors in Motorists, pp.185-197;
(David L. Wiesenthal, York University and Dwight A. Hennessy, Buffalo State College)

Chapter 16- Early Indicators and Interventions for Traumatic Stress Disorders Secondary to Motor Vehicle Accidents, pp.199-214;
(Connie Veazey, Houston Center and Edward B. Blanchard, University of Albany)

Chapter 17- Supplemental Speed Reduction Treatments for Rural Work Zones, pp.215-224;
(Eric D. Hildebrand, Frank R. Wilson and James J. Copeland);

PART VI. ENGINEERING/HUMAN FACTORS;

Chapter 18- Is it Safe to Use a Cellular Telephone while Driving?, pp.227-243;
(David L. Wiesenthal, York University and Deanna Singhal, York University);

Chapter 19- Cognitive Distraction: its Effect on Drivers at Intersections, pp.245-250;
(Joanne Harbluk, Transport Canada/Ergonomics Division and Patricia Trbovich, Carlenton University)

Chapter 20- The Use of Event Data Recorders in the Analysis of Real World Crashes: Tales from the Silent Witness, pp.251-262;
(Kevin McClafferty, Paul Tiessen and Alan German);

Chapter 21- The Effectiveness of Airbags for the Elderly, pp.263-274; (Eric D. Hildebrand, University of New Brunswick and Erica B. Griffin, Traffic and Transportation Services);

Chapter 22- The Role of Control Data in Crash Investigations: Haddon Revisited, pp.275-283;
(Mary L. Chipman, University of Toronto)
Index.

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2005
   ISBN: 1-59454-268-6
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