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Is bigger better? Vehicle size and driver perceptions of safety

@inproceedings{Thomas2006IsBB,
  title={Is bigger better? Vehicle size and driver perceptions of safety},
  author={J. A. Thomas and Darren Walton},
  year={2006}
}
The purpose of this study is to determine whether sports utility vehicle (SUV) drivers perceive they are safer than car drivers when travelling in their vehicle. A further aim is to examine whether a concern for safety motivates the vehicle size selection process. To test safety motivations, attitudes towards vehicle size and safety, vehicle characteristic preferences, naive knowledge of collisions, and self-reported driver risk taking behaviours, such as overtaking behaviour, are examined. It… 

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