Novice Driver Speed Adjustment to Wet Weather

Novice drivers are accident repeaters in traffic system. This does something important with driving experience. However, the experiences are accumulated during the first few years after they get their driving license which is a traffic accident prone period. During this period, the new driver's driving mode plays an important role in driving safety. Speed choice in wet weather is compared with those in fine conditions. The result shows that novice drivers are inclined to reduce their driving speed on rainy days (4–5 km/h). At the same time, their heart rate changes (HRC) remarkably (p<0.01). In other words, new drivers undergo stress in this situation. But the speed reduction is small, and yet such speed modifications are not sufficient to compensate for the increased hazard posed by wet weather.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 63-67
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2009

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01525188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410394
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 1:36PM