THE PERCEPTION OF DANGER IN A SIMULATED DRIVING TASK

IT IS OFTEN ASSUMED THAT SIMPLE REACTION TIME AND ACCIDENTS ARE CLOSELY RELATED, BUT LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT THE RELATION BETWEEN THE PERCEPTION OF DANGER AND AVOIDANCE OF ACCIDENTS. INVESTIGATION OF THESE TWO ASPECTS HAS BEEN CONFUSED BY THE DIFFICULTY OF SIMULATING DANGER IN EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES. A METHOD OF SIMULATING DANGER IS DESCRIBED; AND THE RELATION BETWEEN SIMPLE REACTION TIME AND PERCEPTION OF DANGER IN THE TASK IS EXAMINED. NO CONNECTION WAS FOUND BETWEEN SIMPLE REACTION TIME AND ACCIDENT RECORDS OF THE SUBJECTS OR THE NATURE OF THE TASK PERFORMED. A RELATION WAS FOUND BETWEEN ACCIDENT RECORDS AND THE PERCEPTION OF DANGER. /AUTHOR/

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    • Vol 12, No 6, PP 841-849
  • Authors:
    • Currie, L
  • Publication Date: 1969-11

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  • Accession Number: 00223125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1970 12:00AM