Young drivers perceptual learning styles preferences and traffic accidents

Young drivers are over-represented in crash and fatality statistics. One way of dealing with this problem is to achieve primary prevention through driver education and training. Factors of traffic accidents related to gender, age, driving experience, and self-assessments of safety and their relationship to perceptual learning styles (LS) preferences have been analyzed in this study. The results show that auditory is the most prominent LS. Drivers in general, as well as drivers without traffic accidents, favour visual and tactile LS. Both inexperienced and highly experienced drivers show relatively high preference of kinaesthetic style. Yet, taking into account driving experience, the authors could see that the role of kinaesthetic LS is reduced, since individual LS has become more important. Based on the results of this study, it can be concluded that a multivariate and multistage approach to driver education, taking into account differences in LS preferences, would be highly beneficial for traffic safety.

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    • Abstract used with permission from the publisher
  • Authors:
    • Cicevic, Svetlana
    • Tubic, Vladan
    • Nesic, Milkica
    • Cubranic-Dobrodolac, Marjana
  • Publication Date: 2011


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 225-233
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  • Accession Number: 01349887
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2011 10:01PM