photograph Driver behaviour article is journal’s most downloaded paper in 2011

Publishers Taylor and Francis report that a joint paper by Neil Thorpe and Simon Heslop from TORG and Joan Harvey from the School of Psychology was the most downloaded article from its journal Transportation Planning and Technology in 2011.

The paper proposes a categorisation of drivers in relation to attentiveness and boredom based on the statistical analysis of data collected from an Internet-based survey of over 1500 drivers in the UK, and draws out some of the implications of driver boredom for highway design and the road environment in a bid to improve road safety.

The paper can be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03081060.2011.530829

Dr Neil Thorpe
Lecturer in Transport Studies

published on: 17th January 2012