Special Issue "Psychological Risk Factors for Road Safety"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: transportation; applied psychology; professional driving; non-motorized transportation; psychosocial risk factors; stress; fatigue; risky behaviors; transport policy
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Interests: traffic psychology; road safety; public health; human factors; driving behavior; autonomous vehicles; alternative transportation; road training; public transportation.
While the “Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020” is close to completion, having brought with it several advances in crash prevention and sustainable mobility across many countries, new challenges for road user’s protection and welfare are emerging worldwide. In this regard, among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) included in the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” of the United Nations, two of these core goals directly highlight the need to keep active all the efforts put in strengthening road safety, which remains a significant public health challenge.
One of the key spheres that many studies have marked as a major contributor to road crashes is precisely the human factor, among which psychological issues seem to play a crucial role for both explaining and preventing road causalities, helping practitioners to reduce adverse outcomes in road safety, such as the high burden they represent for healthcare systems, and the injuries and deaths to which road users are exposed. Further, several psychosocial risk factors, also influenced by social changes, developmental trends, and new technologies have been shown to impact our perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors on the road, and further empirically supported actions are needed.
Hence, this Special Issue aims to collect research experiences performed in different contexts that give a significant role to psychological risk factors on road safety issues, serving as the outlet for international relevant basic and applied research in traffic psychology and human factors.
Researchers are encouraged to submit their papers attending key aspects of road safety from psychosocial perspectives, approached through different research methods. Papers addressing the development and validation of new instruments and tools for traffic psychology and multidisciplinary road safety approaches are particularly welcome.
Prof. Sergio A. Useche
Prof. Luis Montoro
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- traffic psychology
- road safety
- risk factors
- road behavior
- driving (drivers)
- walking (pedestrians)
- cycling (cyclists)
- risk factors
- traffic crash prevention
- risk groups
- road transport