In the Company of Cars

In the Company of Cars

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Road safety research has traditionally involved a focus on individuals in which social norms are considered but rarely discussed in detail. Outlining the existing body of research on young drivers in particular, In the Company of Cars shows the contribution that considering road safety from a social and cultural perspective could make to the reduction of death and injury on the roads. It highlights the involvement of driving cultures, as distinct from car cultures, in the social framing of cars and the ways in which they are utilised.These automatic functions leave the driver free to think, to listen to the radio or music system, to make phone calls (hands free of course). ... a#39;There are speed limits, warnings to drive slowly, to stop, to stay within certain lanes, and even diagrams showing the shape of the curve ahead. ... In 2007 it was a Chevy Tahoe called a#39;Bossa#39; that won the urban version of the challenge which involved the driverlessanbsp;...

Title:In the Company of Cars
Author:Dr Sarah Redshaw
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-10-01


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