AROUSAL, MONOTONY, AND ACCIDENTS IN LINE DRIVING

LACK OF ALERTNESS IN MONOTONOUS WORK SITUATIONS MAY RESULT FROM LOWERED AROUSAL INDUCED BY RESTRICTED AND REPETITIVE STIMULATION. LINE DRIVING IS HELD TO BE MONOTONOUS IN THIS SENSE, HENSE, LABORATORY EVALUATION OF A DRIVER'S RESISTANCE TO MONOTONY SHOULD PREDICT HIS ACCIDENT RECORD. A HIGHLY REPETITIVE, 42-MIN. PACED TASK WAS PERFORMED UNDER CONTROLLED CONDITIONS BY 20 TRUCK DRIVERS. SELF-REPORTS ON MONOTONY SUSCEPTIBILITY, INTELLIGENCE TEST SCORES, AND PEER RATINGS WERE OBTAINED. SUPERVISORY RATINGS, TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS, AND OBJECTIVE SUPERVISORY RATINGS, TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS, AND OBJECTIVE DRIVING MEASURES WERE OBTAINED. SUPERVISORY RATINGS, TRAFFIC CONVICTIONS, AND OBJECTIVE DRIVING MEASURES WERE CRITERIA IN ADDITION TO ACCIDENT RECORDS. ACCIDENTS OF ONE TYPE WERE PREDICTED BY TASK ERRORS. OTHER RELATIONS IN THE CORRELATION MATRIX ARE DISCUSSED AND A TENTATIVE HYPOTHESIS ADVANCED CONCERNING THE RELATIONS AMONG AROUSAL, ACCIDENTS, AND DRIVER BEHAVIOR. /HSL/

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    • Vol 54, No 6, PP 509-519, 7 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Psychological Association

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    Washington, DC  USA  20002-4242
  • Authors:
    • Mcbain, W N
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00223647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1971 12:00AM