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The ‘Safe’ dimension to mobility behaviour does not refer to the normal definition, in terms of preventing accidents. It refers to those aspects of our personality that determine our values towards being protective or being open. In other words, is it important that we protect the privacy and confidentiality we have in our lives, or are we prepared to share information, and also to what degree are we willing to take risks in the way we behave and the choices we make. These aspects of everyday behaviour and the values we have impact on our mobility – everyday travel decisions and decisions to adopt or reject new innovations.
In the MIND-SETS context, safety is not strictly defined in the conventional sense of accident risk, or the perceived safety of transport modes, but from the perspective of: