The tricky psychology of driving

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The tricky psychology of driving
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By Andonis Vassiliades

Traffic accidents are a major contributor to unnatural causes of death. In the EU they constitute a fifth of all causes. It is estimated that nearly 1.3 million lives are lost worldwide on an annual basis and anything between 20-50 million are injured or disabled. In 90 per cent of cases the cause of this mayhem is the human factor.

The behaviour of drivers depends on a combination of cognitive, affective and motivational aspects. These play a major role in road safety or risky behaviour. Normally, hazardous driving is associated with aggressive behaviour....


The tricky psychology of driving


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