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Death on the roads: Perceived threat is important in road safety

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 20 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:199
  1. Tony H Reinhardt-Rutland, reader in psychology (
  1. University of Ulster, Newtonabbey, County Antrim BT37 0QB

    EDITOR—As Walker et al show, the more insulated and “safe” drivers are from the consequences of their behaviour the more likely they are to drive more dangerously.1

    However, sports utility vehicles (SUVs) differ in one important way from the …

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