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Document ID (ISN)100569
CIS number 02-1922
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) J°rgensen F., Pedersen P.A.
Title Drivers' response to the installation of road lighting: An economic interpretation
Bibliographic information Sep. 2002, Vol.34, No.5, p.601-608. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract An economic model of drivers' behaviour is introduced in order to explain recently published empirical findings according to which road lighting increases speed, decreases concentration and reduces accidents. The model, combined with the empirical results, indicate that drivers perceive speed and concentration as complementary safety variables, while common sense suggests that speed and concentration influence real accident rate as substitutable safety means. If this holds, a positive but concave relationship between subjective and objective risks exists, which means that as the objective accident risk rises, it has less influence on perceived risk.
Descriptors (primary) lighting; hazard evaluation; drivers; road traffic control
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; analysis of accident causes; mathematical models; human behaviour; perceptual-motor performance
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Road transportation
Lighting and colour