This is an outstanding little book -- very insightful and thoroughly enjoyable.
Since the risk per individual per hour of traffic injury or fatality is very small, only a slight deviation in behaviour is necessary to raise it significantly.
The book is writen so well that I finished it with sadness; I was hoping that it would go on for at least another 100 pages.
This book is a by product of a research project called "Risk and Rationality."
It represents a combination of risk compensation and cultural theory. Read more
"Risk" by John Adams is one of those rare gems, a book which uncovers a nugget of truth about human behaviour, namely Risk Compensation Theory. Read morePublished on June 8, 2001 by John B. Gilmore