The relationship between behaviour and safety is essential in research on traffic and transport safety. The theme is extensive, and covers behaviour and safety related to city traffic where the interaction between pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and public transport will be key, in addition to traditional behavioural issues in road safety research as speed, errors and violations, distraction, fatigue etc. among drivers.
The program will particularly focus on behaviour and interaction involving vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. It is a political goal that traffic growth in urban areas will be achieved through such means of transport. Meanwhile, pedestrians and cyclists are traditionally more at risk than car occupants. It is therefore a challenge to achieve more cycling and walking without increasing accident numbers.