Mobility growth has enhanced our everyday life, but has also triggered the appearance of specific problems, the most important of which are the increase in accident rates, congestion, and environmental pollution. A great number of countermeasures to deal with these problems have been proposed, applied and evaluated. Still, the problems are existent and a new set of tools – namely, the intelligent transport systems – are being employed to treat them . Intelligent transport systems are anticipated to improve road safety, reduce traffic congestion and environmental pollution. Their success however is dependant greatly on their appropriate implementation, for which the needs of the prospect users have to be considered. This study investigates the attitudes of Greek drivers towards specific intelligent transport systems. A questionnaire survey, within the framework of SARTRE 3 , took place in which some of the imposed questions involved the needs and acceptability of participants for these systems. The recorded data were processed and drivers attitudes were identified also in relation to their involvement in traffic accidents, to check whether this comprises an important parameter of the user attitudes towards the investigated systems. This paper is organised as follows: In the second section of the paper, specific particularities of the sample (ie Greek drivers) are being discussed that may comprise contributing factors of the recorded attitudes. Following that a short description of SARTRE 3 is provided. In the fourth section of the paper, the results in terms of driver needs and acceptability on the investigated systems are being presented. Last, in the fifth section, the main findings of the paper are being discussed.
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