The road safety: a special sign for unfamiliar drivers

Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam (2010) The road safety: a special sign for unfamiliar drivers. In: 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010), 11-12 Nov 2010, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Each year thousands of crashes occur all over the world involve unfamiliar drivers including tourists, visitors, migrants, foreign students, refugees, and other drivers from countryside. Investigations from several countries revealed that fatal or serious crashes involving unfamiliar drivers are probably not reported, so the causes were also not known, but steps toward collecting at least tourist road safety information is slowly changing. This paper compares the available data from twenty countries to examine the probability of fatal road crashes involving unfamiliar drivers. Evidence suggested that the risk for
an unfamiliar driver is not the same as for the native drivers and the level of risk depends on the specific nature of the destination. It also identified that the presence of unfamiliar situations increased the risk level for all drivers; therefore it recommended introducing a special sign for unfamiliar drivers.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2011 06:57
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: unfamiliar drivers; road safety; international drivers; tourist drivers
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170202 Decision Making
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8801 Ground Transport > 880109 Road Safety

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