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Integrating user Psychology in Road Transport Safety: A Model for Low and Middle-Income Countries, Based on Sri Lanka

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T. Kandanaarachchi ,

University of Sydney, NSW 2006, LK
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Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies
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P. T. R. S. Sugathadasa,

University of Moratuwa, Katubedda 10400, LK
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Department of Transport and Logistics Management, Faculty of Engineering
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H. N. Perera

University of Moratuwa, Katubedda 10400, LK
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Department of Transport and Logistics Management, Faculty of Engineering

 

Professor H.Y. Ranjit Perera Institute for Applied Research, Nugegoda 10250

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Abstract

Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) account for 90% of road collisions that occur globally. These collisions account for 17.63 million serious injuries and deaths while costing LMIC economies 1.7 trillion USD amounting to 6.5% of aggregate annual GDP. Though there are a plethora of models on road transport safety, few address the impact of user psychology and the contextual environment in LMICs on road safety. This paper proposes such a model formulated and developed using existing literature and focus group discussions. The model is composed of three key constituents - behaviour, skills and knowledge, and infrastructure. It further interprets behaviour as an integration of three sub-elements—mindset, circumstances and legal system—pertaining to the incident. The interaction between these constructs constitutes user behaviour in a given circumstance. The research also proposes an implementation guideline to authorities that is instrumental in changing society’s perception of transport safety.
How to Cite: Kandanaarachchi, T., Sugathadasa, P. T. R. S., & Perera, H. N. (2022). Integrating user Psychology in Road Transport Safety: A Model for Low and Middle-Income Countries, Based on Sri Lanka. Journal of South Asian Logistics and Transport, 2(1), 47–76. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jsalt.v2i1.42
Published on 30 Mar 2022.
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