A statistical law in the perception of risks and physical quantities in traffic

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Abstract

This paper suggests that a universal psychophysical law influences the perception of risks and physical quantities in traffic. This law states that there will be a tendency to overestimate low probabilities or small quantities, while high probabilities or large quantities may be underestimated. Studies of the perception of risk and physical quantities in traffic have found a highly consistent pattern.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAccident Analysis & Prevention
Volume82
Issue numberSeptember 2015
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
ISSN0001-4575
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Perceived risk
  • Universal law of subjective probability assessment

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