Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
  Top » Catalog » Books » Political Science » Public Policy » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 107
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
01.Contemporary Issues in Road User Behavior and Traffic Safety
02.Public Policy Issues Research Trends
03.Housing: Socioeconomic, Availability, and Development Issues
04.Native American Graves and Repatriation
05.Federal Protection for Human Research Subjects
06.Public Pension Schemes in Seven European Countries: A Micro Simulation Approach
07.Affirmative Action and Preferential Treatment: Laws and Developments
08.Disaster Relief: Organizations, Speed and Efficiency of Response and Roles
09.Emerging Technology Issues for People with Disabilities
10.Enforcing Federal Pollution Control Laws
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to Contemporary Issues in Road User Behavior and Traffic Safety
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
Contemporary Issues in Road User Behavior and Traffic Safety
Retail Price: $165.00
10% Online Discount
You Pay:

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:

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);


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)


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);


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)


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);


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)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2005
   ISBN: 1-59454-268-6
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
Customers who bought this product also purchased
Trends in Psychotherapy Research
Trends in Psychotherapy Research
Recent Developments in Autism Research
Recent Developments in Autism Research
Special Focus Titles
01.Biomarker Discovery and Biotherapeutics Applications of Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting and Bioluminescence Light-Emitting Chromophore-Protein Complexes in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.
02.Music and Hearing
03.The Mind of the Artist: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Asperger Syndrome & Depression
04.Interviews with Professor Donald Elder: The Presidents of the United States
05.Einstein and Others: Unification
06.War: An Introduction to Theories and Research on Collective Violence, 2nd Edition
07.Gambling: Cultural Attitudes, Motivations and Impact on Quality of Life
08.Autonomy, Altruism and Authority in Medical Ethics: Essays in Honor of Professor Shimon Glick
09.Child and Adolescent Health Issues (A Tribute to the Pediatrician Donald E Greydanus)
10.Beyond Diet and Depression, Volume 1: Basic Knowledge, Clinical Symptoms and Treatment of Depression
11.Research on Online/Offline Interventions in Mental Health: A Critical Review
12.Marine Oils (From Sea to Pharmaceuticals)
13.Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-Term Outcomes and Complications
14.New Research Trends of Fluorite-Based Oxide Materials: From Basic Chemistry and Materials Science to Engineering Applications

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2015

Contemporary Issues in Road User Behavior and Traffic Safety