Corpus ID: 359810

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. Thomas and D. 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… Expand
2 Citations

Tables from this paper

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 22 REFERENCES
The effects of vehicle model and driver behavior on risk.
  • 97
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
Do Drivers of Small Cars Take Less Risk in Everyday Driving
  • 29
  • Highly Influential
Overall injury risk to different drivers: combining exposure, frequency, and severity models.
  • 206
  • PDF
AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES IN THE UNITED STATES
  • 27
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
...