Behavioural adaptation to road safety policy

Christina Rudin-Brown, Brian Jonah, Paul Boase

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This chapter examines behavioural adaptation that arises as a consequence of road safety-related policy. Through the consideration of real-world examples, as well as previous research in the area, an inventory of policy features that predicts behavioural adaptation is proposed. The ultimate goal of the chapter is to provide guidance to policymakers and road safety practitioners on how to minimise, or at least predict and manage, behavioural adaptation to road safety policy. By acknowledging its potential and anticipating its effects, road safety policymakers can make the most informed and valuable decisions that maximise a road safety policy s benefit to the whole community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBehavioural Adaptation and Road Safety - Theory, Evidence and Action
EditorsChristina M Rudin-Brown, Samantha L Jamson
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherCRC Press
Pages177 - 204
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781439856680
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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