Driver attitudes towards intelligent transport systems comprise a crucial parameter of their effective implementation. This study investigates Greek driver attitudes towards specific systems that have the potential to improve road safety, and traffic and environmental conditions. Results indicate that drivers are more positive towards technologies that are anticipated to reduce travel times and hence improve traffic conditions and less keen on systems that monitor their driving. Using as a hypothesis that driver attitudes towards the examined technologies and driver accident involvement are related, statistical analysis is performed to identify this relationship. The results of the discriminant analysis that was conducted indicate that these two parameters are indeed related. The results of this study reinforce the need of the design of appropriate implementation strategies to support the use of intelligent transport systems.
|Tags||driver behaviour, intelligent systems|