DRIVER BEHAVIOUR IN RELATION TO SAFETY. OUTLINE OF RESEARCH TO BE CARRIED OUT MARCH 1979 - DECEMBER 1981

The usual method of studying accidents is as properties of the experience of drivers rather than consequences of those road-user movements and interactions which preceded them. A description is given of a previous study in this field of relations between driver experience, "exposure to hazard", and measures of safe performance, carried out by the in-car observer method. The aims of the present research are described:- (1) to select a suitable "test route", (2) to identify the nature of driving "hazard" through direct observations, (3) to analyse the results in terms configuration of road, traffic and test-car manoeuvres that characterised them, and (4) to study relationships between driving hazard and driving experience, accident history and present levels of driving skill. The method will again be in-car observation of the "hazards", and a description is included of the stages of the research programme. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Newcastle upon Tyne University, England

    Claremont Tower, Claremont Road
    Newcastle NE1 7RU, Tyne and Wear,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Risk, A
    • Shaoul, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309826
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM