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Traffic Safety and the Driver has been referred to repeatedly in professional and general media as a "CLASSIC" - while understandable by the general public, it serves as the text for a number of graduate courses.
Samples of 25 professional reviews are in the "review" panel below. These comments are from general media.
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Leonard Evans is a Principal Research Scientist at General Motors Corporation. He has a B.Sc. degree in Physics (First Class Honours) from the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and a D.Phil. degree in Physics from Oxford University, England. Dr. Evans' 130 publications appear in 37 different technical journals, and cover such diverse subjects as physics, mathematics, traffic engineering, transportation energy, human factors, trauma analysis and traffic safety. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, a Vice-President of the International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine, and Past-President of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. In 1991 his widely acclaimed book Traffic Safety and the Driver was published (reprinted in 1996, 1998). Dr. Evans has received major awards from the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, the International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).Review:
. . . provides a handbook for anyone making judgments on the subject. The book contains a wealth of documented information. -- Concerning Cars and Trucks
A remarkable book. Not only is it worthy of a place in libraries, but on one's desk. -- Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Bulletin
It is a rare pleasure for a reviewer to be able to recommend a book wholeheartedly and unequivocally -- a book that is a delight to read. The joys of the book are both scientific and literary. This is a book for everyone interested in making roads safer. -- Journal of Traffic Medicine
It is rare for a book to land on the Care on the Road desk for review and stay there as an invaluable part of the information library. Care on the Road -- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, UK
It should be compulsory reading for all concerned with the evaluation of traffic safety measures. For researchers it will additionally serve as a useful reference source for insightful and informative reviews of a range of fundamental issues. -- Ergonomics, UK
One of the more refreshing aspects of the book is Evans' willingness to make inferences from the complexities of the research with which he is obviously thoroughly familiar. -- Driver/Education, Canada
Risk assessors and managers interested in the contributors to the risks of "everyday living" will find this book especially interesting. -- Risk Analysis
This book is recommended for all who work in the area of transportation safety. (Translated from Russian). -- Aerospace and Environmental Medicine, Russia
What is the role of car weight and design? How can you reduce your risk? You might be surprised by the book's straightforward answers. The information may have an impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. -- American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
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Book Description Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110442001630
Book Description Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0442001630