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Cover of Implications of Intelligent transport systems for High Risk Road Users and High Risk Situations
Implications of Intelligent transport systems for High Risk Road Users and High Risk Situations
  • Publication no: AP-R236-03
  • ISBN: 0 85588 677 3
  • Published: 1 November 2003
High risk road contribute disproportionately to road deaths and injuries, and to the total costs of road trauma. The purpose of this study was to identify high risk groups in the driving population, assess the potential for ITS and in-vehicle communications to create high risk situations through overload and distraction, identify ITS systems available or likely to become available which can address these issues, and suggest possible elements for a strategy to encourage early adoption of ITS systems. A number of high risk road user groups were identified by the study. The report discusses overload and distraction in terms of their sources, especially in-car communication systems, their status as a policy issue, and the tools available for their management. Intelligent speed adaptation and collision avoidance systems were identified as benefiting most of the high risk groups. Habitual speeders and drink drivers would benefit from collision avoidance technology as well as the device targeted at their problem. Adaptive cruise control would benefit recidivist speeders and young drivers. Smart licences would be of particular benefit to motorcyclists and young drivers. A number of suggestions for a strategy to encourage early uptake are advanced.
  • IMPLICATIONS OF INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS FOR HIGH RISK ROAD USERS AND HIGH RISK SITUATIONS
  • CONTENTS
  • Executive Summary
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. HIGH-RISK ROAD USERS
  • 3. ITS PRODUCTS CAPABLE OF EARLY DEPLOYMENT
  • 4. MANAGING OVERLOAD AND DISTRACTION
  • 5. OVERVIEW OF THE MATCH BETWEEN AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES AND HIGH- RISK ROAD USER GROUPS
  • 6. POSSIBLE ELEMENTS FOR A STRATEGY TO ENCOURAGE EARLY UPTAKE OF SAFETY- RELATED ITS TECHNOLOGIES
  • 7. REFERENCES
  • INFORMATION RETRIEVAL