An apparatus has been developed to measure and record sudden acceleration (over .3 g), sudden deceleration (over .4 G) and sharp cornering (over .3 g) in order to evaluate driving fluency. The apparatus was installed on six taxicabs for the test. Driving behavior of drivers in each of the taxicabs was recorded for a distance of more than 10000 kilometers. From the test results it was found possible to grade the fluency of driving as well as to point out to individual drivers unsafe driving practices based on the data obtained. One particular driver to whom a feedback of his own unsafe driving habits was given showed a marked improvement in his driving performance. Discussion was made on the utilization of these data into daily management of drivers. /Author/TRRL/


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 74-85
  • Serial:
    • IATSS Research
    • Volume: 2
    • Publisher: International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences
    • ISSN: 0386-1112

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1981 12:00AM