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Development of a Society on WheelsTraffic Risk and Personal Safety in Automobile-Dependent Society

Development of a Society on Wheels: Traffic Risk and Personal Safety in Automobile-Dependent Society [Automobile-dependent society may imply huge risks, in particular traffic risks, which have almost become part of everyday life in cities, constituting a great threat to personal safety. The frequency of traffic accidents and their safety implications for cities have made them a new area of study for researchers in modern cities. This article focuses on three types of traffic risks—institutional, technological and personal. Based on an empirical survey, the article mainly discusses the relationship between individuals’ risky behaviors and traffic accidents. And then proceeding from Elias’ theoretical perspective of the “civilizing process”, the article discusses how to avoid individual traffic risk through institutional and technical means as well as personal efforts.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Development of a Society on WheelsTraffic Risk and Personal Safety in Automobile-Dependent Society

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Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright
© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Social Sciences Academic Press 2019
ISBN
978-981-13-2269-3
Pages
233 –246
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2270-9_11
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Automobile-dependent society may imply huge risks, in particular traffic risks, which have almost become part of everyday life in cities, constituting a great threat to personal safety. The frequency of traffic accidents and their safety implications for cities have made them a new area of study for researchers in modern cities. This article focuses on three types of traffic risks—institutional, technological and personal. Based on an empirical survey, the article mainly discusses the relationship between individuals’ risky behaviors and traffic accidents. And then proceeding from Elias’ theoretical perspective of the “civilizing process”, the article discusses how to avoid individual traffic risk through institutional and technical means as well as personal efforts.]

Published: Nov 2, 2018

Keywords: Traffic risk; Personal safety; Bodily propriety; Auto civilization

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