THE USE OF MOVIE FILM AND LABORATORY METHODS FOR ASSESSING DRIVING SKILL

SEVERAL STUDIES WERE UNDERTAKEN WHICH DEAL WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF BEHAVIORAL CRITERIA FOR SAFE DRIVING, THE COMPARISON OF ON-THE-STREET PERFORMANCE MEASURES WITH RELATED PERFORMANCE MEASURES OBTAINED IN LABORATORY SETTINGS, AND THE USE OF BOTH LABORATORY AND DRIVING PERFORMANCE AS A TOOL FOR ASSESSING AND ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE DRIVERS' OPINIONS OF THEIR OWN SKILLS. THE STUDIES ARE UNIQUE ON TWO COUNTS. FIRST, OBSERVATIONS OF PERFORMANCE WERE MADE WHEN THE PERSON WHOSE PERFORMANCE WAS OBSERVED AND RECORDED ON FILM WAS NOT AWARE THAT HE WAS BEING OBSERVED AND RECORDED. SECOND, THE SAMPLE WAS DRAWN AT RANDOM FROM THE DRIVERS ON THE CITY STREETS GOING ABOUT THEIR NORMAL BUSINESS RATHER THAN IN ANY KIND OF A SPECIAL TEST OR OBSERVATIONAL SITUATION. PROBLEMS OF RELIABILITY OF OBSERVATION AND RECORDING ARE DISCUSSED. OVERALL, IT APPEARS THAT SAMPLES OF NORMAL DRIVING PATTERNS SUCH AS THOSE OBTAINED IN THESE STUDIES MAY BE USED TO PREDICT FUTURE ACCIDENT PROBABILITY, BUT THERE IS A LARGE DEGREE OF ERROR. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT IT IS EASIER TO PREDICT A TYPE OF ACCIDENT THAN TO PREDICT THE ACTUAL OCCURRENCE OF AN ACCIDENT. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Psych Aspects of Driver Behavior /Neth

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  • Authors:
    • Hahn, C P
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1974 12:00AM