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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Transportation Letters

For a Special Issue on
Driver Behavior and Road Safety: Technological Advances in Combatting Human Errors and Behavioral Alarms

Manuscript deadline
31 August 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr. Shriniwas S Arkatkar, Associate Professor, SVNIT Surat, India
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Dr. Nagendra R. Velaga, Professor, IIT Bombay, India
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Prof. Said Easa, Professor, Ryerson University, Canada
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Mr. Nishant Mukund Pawar, Post-doctoral fellow, IIT Bombay, India
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Driver Behavior and Road Safety: Technological Advances in Combatting Human Errors and Behavioral Alarms

Road traffic crashes are one of the leading causes of fatalities worldwide. Over the years, traffic safety researchers significantly amplified their efforts to identify the root cause of road crashes and take concrete actions to improve traffic behavior and road safety. To this end, enhancing roadway facilities significantly resulted in reducing road crashes. Nevertheless, a large proportion of traffic crashes have resulted from human errors, thereby increasing the safety concern of the road users.

The technological advances in traffic operation, road infrastructure, and vehicle design in the recent two to three decades have significantly revolutionized driving behavior and, hence road safety. The development of intelligent transport and safety systems like Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC), and vehicular communication systems (e.g., V2V, V2I, and V2P) are presenting new prospects and simultaneously bestowing new issues related to traffic management, driving behavior, and driver-vehicle interactions. Intelligent safety systems are being deployed on the road and in the vehicle for safeguarding drivers and other road users. Rapid technological advances in improving driving behavior and road safety are showing an initial positive impact on combatting human errors and behavioral traffic issues. However, limited research has examined drivers’ ability to perceive and adapt to these changes suitably. In this regard, the special issue focuses on the latest research works addressing the topics related to combatting human errors and behavioral traffic safety concerns by conducting naturalistic and simulation studies towards developing the good insights in connection with improving driver behavior and road safety.

Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Countermeasures for human errors,
  • Innovative studies on hazard perception and risk-mitigating driving behavior,
  • Integrating driving performance and physiological measures focusing on safety,
  • Smart use of technology for restricting driving performance impairment,
  • Role of road infrastructure in limiting human errors,
  • Intelligent driver assistance and safety systems,
  • Effect of human-vehicle interaction in connected and autonomous vehicles,
  • Development of policies on improving drivers’ compliance with traffic rules and regulations.
  • Attitudes to in-vehicle technologies and impacts on behavior
  • Speed cameras and sustained behavior change,
  • Studies aiming toward integrating V2I, V2V, and V2P with autonomous vehicles, and
  • Driving simulation and case studies.

Submission Instructions

When submitting, authors should indicate in the submission questions that the paper is being submitted in response to this call for papers on special issue, ‘Driver Behavior and Road Safety’.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed according to the high standards of the journal. The authors are encouraged from all geographical areas around the globe to participate in the call. Please note that this is an invitation to submit papers for peer review and not imply publication acceptance. Acceptance of submitted papers depends on the results of the normal refereed peer review process of the journal. We will make every effort for a rapid review process immediately after submission.

All accepted papers submitted through this solicitation will be published online and accessible to the research community of the journal as they are accepted, regardless of its special issue print schedule. The accepted papers will be indexed for citations like other regular journal papers.

Deadline for Paper Submission

Submissions will be processed on a rolling basis, with a target for all submissions by 31st August 2022

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