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Title: Driver behaviour on rural roads in Scotland

Organisation: Edinburgh Napier University (Transport Research Institute)
Date uploaded: 5th September 2012
Date published/launched: December 2009

This survey was conducted in mid 2007 to ascertain: who drives on rural roads in Scotland, how frequently they drive rural roads; risky behaviour patterns; driving speed; age and gender differences in relation to driving speed.

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Police accident STATS 19 for Scotland show that most deaths and serious road injuries occur in rural areas on B and A class roads which have the highest accident rate/kilometre. Most accidents occur on bends at night and most involve younger male drivers.

An SOS omnibus survey was conducted in mid 2007 to ascertain: who drives on rural roads in Scotland, how frequently they drive rural roads; risky behaviour patterns; driving speed; age and gender differences in relation to driving speed. Driver assessment of appropriate speed, based on perceived environmental and road conditions, was also reviewed.

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Steve Stradling

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