Special Issue "Applying Traffic Psychology and Human Factors to Understand and Prevent Road Trauma: Now and Tomorrow"
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: 30 September 2021.
Interests: human factors; behavioral adaption; human-computer Interaction; systems psychology; safety
Interests: collision avoidance; driver behaviour; physiological measurement
Interests: traffic psychology; risky behaviours; injury prevention; low and middle-income countries; vulnerable road users
Interests: intelligent transport systems (ITS); driving simulators; driving performance; traffic engineering; traffic safety
Road trauma is a major cause of both fatalities and disability worldwide. Specifically, road crashes involving motorists and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists result in the most severe consequences for human health. Emerging technologies such as vehicle automation are aimed at reducing the criticality of near-misses/crashes and improving the sustainability of the transport system. However, estimates suggest that benefits from automated vehicles are only likely to become widespread once numerous challenges around policy, public perception, technology, infrastructure, and human–system integration have been addressed. Therefore, to facilitate a transition to a safer mobility ecosystem, it is important to investigate the determinants of road users’ behaviours as well as their limitations and capabilities.
This Special Issue provides a platform for research using traffic psychology and human factor frameworks, theories, and methodologies, both in the traditional transport context and a future automated transport system. Traffic psychology is the study of the behaviour of road users and the psychological processes underlying that behaviour. The human factor includes the application of scientific knowledge of human strengths and limitations to the design of systems in the work environment to ensure safe and effective performance. Road safety benefits from the application of theories, philosophies, frameworks, and methodologies originating from these two symbiotic disciplines.
Researchers are invited to submit manuscripts regarding any aspect of road user behaviour (i.e., pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and users of other mobility devices) that influences the safety of all road users in the transportation system. We also expect contributions from researchers developing or evaluating advanced transport systems capable of increasing the safety of all road users. Papers addressing the context of intelligent transport systems and automation are particularly welcome. Qualitative, quantitative, and review articles are encouraged.
Dr. Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios
Dr. Mark Johann King
Dr. Xiaomeng Li
Dr. Tyron Louw
Dr. Yuting Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Driver behavior
- Vulnerable road users
- Risky behaviour
- Human–machine interaction (HMI)
- Intelligent transport systems (ITS)
- Vehicle automation
- Risk perception
- Road safety
- Road education