Road Safety – a New Look at the Factors That Influence Road Traumatism

  • 1 University of national and world economy, Sofia, Bulgaria


The creation of a safe system is crucial to a more stable urban environment and the improvement of society’s well-being. The primary components for successfully reducing the number of traffic accidents and road traumatism in general are the capacity of state institutions and the management of processes that involve road safety. Despite the massive amount of funds invested in designing safe roads, as well as restrictive elements along the road infrastructure and especially control, the share of drivers who view speeding as natural is growing. The purpose of the paper is to identify the invisible factors that push drivers to drive with excessive speed within urbanized environments. Emphasis is put on the significance of the personality characteristics, competence and behavior of drivers. The inferences from this study can help determine the direction of development for road safety in Bulgaria.



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