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Driving behaviour and sustainable mobility-policies and approaches revisited

Keyvanfar, A. and Shafaghat, A. and Muhammad, N. Z. and Ferwati, M. S. (2018) Driving behaviour and sustainable mobility-policies and approaches revisited. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10 (4). ISSN 2071-1050


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su10041152


Climate change is receiving increasing attention in recent years. The transportation sector contributes substantially to increased fuel consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and poor air quality, which imposes a serious respiratory health hazard. Road transport has made a significant contribution to this effect. Consequently, many countries have attempted to mitigate climate change using various strategies. This study analysed and compared the number of policies and other approaches necessary to achieve reduced fuel consumption and carbon emission. Frequency aggregation indicates that the mitigation policies associated with driving behaviours adopted to curtail this consumption and decrease hazardous emissions, as well as a safety enhancement. Furthermore, car-sharing/carpooling was the least investigated approach to establish its influence on mitigation of climate change. Additionally, the influence of such driving behaviours as acceleration/deceleration and the compliance to speed limits on each approach was discussed. Other driving behaviours, such as gear shifting, compliance to traffic laws, choice of route, and idling and braking style, were also discussed. Likewise, the influence of aggression, anxiety, and motivation on driving behaviour of motorists was highlighted. The research determined that driving behaviours can lead to new adaptive driving behaviours and, thus, cause a significant decrease of vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Carbon emission, Climate change, Driving behaviour, Fuel consumption, Mitigation policy, Safety
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:79764
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:28 Jan 2019 14:50
Last Modified:28 Jan 2019 14:50

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