the traffic sociology or sociological traffic research has the spatially mobile social subject (see. Participant) to the starting point. Their research ranges cover that of traffic with restraint and/or. - as well as act the meaning of standards and values in connection with different traffic purposes (z. B. Occupation - and leisure traffic) and - aspects (z. B. the means of transport choice).
Into the 1980er the traffic sociology held years inside rather the role of a subsidiary science for the traffic research. Mainly it was busy with the supply from behavior data to the traffic planning. Independently developed research work and sociological trained organization recommendations for the traffic policy are only for the 1990er years a goal of this sociological work area.
(Main sources: To Stephan Rammler, LV DO Berlin, SS 2001 + Rez. “Mobility in the modern trend “, in: WZB reports, H. to 94, Berlin 2001)