You are currently in: Home > TRL Reports > report

Driver's perceptions of cyclists

Author: Basford, L,Reid, S,Lester, T,Thomson, J,Tolmie, A
Pages: 38
Reference: TRL549
Publish Date: 01/01/2002
ISBN: 1-84608-548-9
Keywords: DRIVER CYCLIST ATTITUDE (PSYCHOL) BEHAVIOUR SIMULATION HIGHWAY LAYOUT TRAFFIC RESTRAINT,,,,,

This report describes research that examined the attitude and behaviour of drivers towards cycle users. A range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques was used, including the use of virtual reality equipment to simulate encounters between drivers and cyclists. Variations in driver attitude and behaviour based on a number of factors, including physical infrastructure and cyclists behaviour were examined. The research also examined the effectiveness of two different approaches to improving drivers' consideration of the needs of cyclists. The report makes recommendations to improve driver training, for the layout of roads and for future campaigns to raise awareness of cyclists among drivers. (A)

Download Report

BackBack to Top