Can observation methodologies inform road safety research?

Real-world studies of driving behaviour vary in scale from short-term observations using a single vehicle to investigations of driving behaviour over many months with dozens and even hundreds of vehicles. They may use simple equipment and sometimes just human observers or they may record data via elaborate instrumentation and data storage systems. Human observers, seated within the experimental vehicle can collect a wide range of data that may not be normally accessible via video or traditional data collection methods. However, the very presence of an observer may have an effect on the driver, although presently the evidence for this is not conclusive. The presentation will detail the methods that can be used and the likely benefits to be gained from them - as well as highlighting where further research is required. (A)


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 31-2
  • Monograph Title: Fit to drive. Proceedings of the 8th International traffic expert congress. Warsaw, May 8th-9th 2014
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  • Accession Number: 01597274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • ISBN: 978-3-2812-1918-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2016 3:09AM