Removing barriers to safe motoring

It’s a kind of back to basics approach for motorists. In these experimental stretches of road, gone are road markings, curbs, traffic islands, barriers and even traffic lights. Instead we encourage drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to interact and be more aware of each other.

The idea is so attractive, I hope it works – evidence is encouraging from the UK village where it has been trialled.

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Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and the author of PsyBlog and His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". You can follow PsyBlog by email, by RSS feed, on Twitter and Google+.

Published: 31 January 2005

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