"Don't wait for accidents to happen"



Born 1940


  • 1981 Graduated in Psychology at Uppsala University
  • Professional activities
  • 1966 to 1974 assistant at Uppsala University with a break in
  • 1972 Scientific assistant at University of Bergen
  • 1976 to 1996 researcher at Uppsala University
  • 1997 chair in traffic psychology at Uppsala University


  • traffic safety research
  • driver attitudes, driver errors and violations and social influences on driver behaviour


  • ÅBERG L., RIMMÖ P-A. 1997, Dimensions of aberrant driver behaviour. Ergonomics, 41, 39-56
  • ÅBERG L. 1997, The role of perceived risk of detection. ROTHENGATTER T. and CARBONELL E. (Eds.) Traffic and transport psychology: Theory and application. Pergamon. Amsterdam. 395-401
  • ÅBERG L., LARS L., GLAD A., BEILINSON L. 1997, Observed vehicle speed and drivers’ perceived speed of others. Applied Psychology: An international review 46 (3), 287-302
  • ÅBERG L., SÀNCHES F., VALENTIN A. 1994, Current research and national experiences. Improving road safety by attitude modification. OECD, Paris 53-73.
  • ÅBERG L. 1994, Relations among variables influencing driver’ intentions to drive after drinking. In RUTTER D., QUINE L. (Eds.) The social psychology of health and safety: European perspective. Avebury Publishers, Aldershot. 89-100
  • ÅBERG L., CONNOLLY T. 1993, Some contagion models of speeding. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 25(1), 57-66.
  • ÅBERG L. 1993, Drinking and driving: Intentions, attitudes and social norms of Swedish male drivers. Accident Analysis & Preventions. 25(3), 289-296.
  • ÅBERG L. 1988, Driver behaviour and probability of detection on roads with temporary 30km/h speed limits. In ROTHENGATTER T. and BRUIN R. (Eds.). Road user behaviour: Theory and research. Van Gorcum. Assen/Maastricht.
  • ÅBERG L. 1988, Driver behaviour at flashing lights rail highway crossings. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 20(1), 59-65
  • ÅBERG L. 1981, The human factor in game-vehicle accents: A study of driver’s information aquisition. Acta Universitas Upsaliensis. Studia Psychologica Upsaliensia. 6.

Publications at ICTCT workshops

October 2005. Helsinki
Perception of other drivers’ errors and violations and easiness of error detection Click to see abstract! ABSTR
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AFRAM, Gunilla; ÅBERG, Lars; NILSSON, Marie
2005. Campo Grande
Other drivers’ behaviour and speed violations ÅBERG, Lars
2003. Amersfoort/Soesterberg
Attitudes, norms and intelligent speed adaptation (ISA). Results from a large-scale field study ÅBERG, Lars
October 23 – 25. 2002. Brno
Aggregated measures of speed behaviour for evaluations of traffic safety measures Click to download file! ÅBERG, Lars
Stability in drivers’ speed choice. Click to download file! ÅBERG, Lars; HAGLUND, Mats
2001. Caserta
Young people, drinking habits, transportation and peer relations. a questionnaire study Click to download file! ÅBERG, Lars; HAGLUND, Mats
2000. Corfu
Motivation to participate in a large scale ISA-project Click to download file! ÅBERG, Lars
1999. Kaiserslautern
Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) Evaluation of psychological aspects of a large scale project Click to download file! ÅBERG, Lars
November 5 – 6. 1998. Budapest
Reasons for speeding and need for technical support Click to download file! ÅBERG, Lars
April 2 – 3. 2007. Beijing
Road user behaviour with special focus on vulnerable road users. Click to see abstract! ABSTR
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Uppsala University
Dept. of Psychology
S-751 42 Uppsala
P.O. Box: 1225
Phone: +46 18 182500
Fax: +46 18 182202
E-mail: lab@du.se, lars.aberg@psyk.uu.se