MOPED TASK ANALYSIS
This report describes activities involved in developing a Moped Task Analysis. The tasks required in safe operation of a moped, along with their component behaviors, knowledges, and skills, were identified through a comprehensive analysis of the literature, interviews with experienced moped operators, and three research studies performed as a part of the project. Estimates of accident frequency for each behavior were developed through ratings of behavior frequency, error probability, and accident likelihood. A study of basic control tasks revealed that transfer from a bicycle to a moped occurs very quickly. For some control tasks it is instantaneous and by two hours of operation, operators have generally reached their own performance asymptote. Surreptitious observations of moped operating in traffic revealed a high incidence of error, particularly in surveillance, signaling, control of speed, positioning, and observation of traffic laws. The error rate appeared to be greatest among those having the least experience in operating motor vehicles. A study of optimum lane position showed that, in straight line operation, the right lane position seems to be safer under low traffic density and the center lane position safer under high traffic density. In the left turn maneuver, the left lane position appeared safer under low oncoming traffic density and the center position safer under high oncoming traffic density.
- See also HS-805 733 and HS-805 735.
National Public Services Research Institute123 North Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA United States 22314
Washington, DC United States 20590
- McKnight, A J
- Calvin, M A
- Weir, D H
- Zellner, J W
- Publication Date: 1980-12
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 128 p.
- TRT Terms: Behavior; Crash rates; Driver performance; Drivers; Errors; Judgment (Human characteristics); Lane changing; Moped drivers; Motorcycles; Performance evaluations; Personnel performance; Prevention; Safety; Speed control; Task analysis; Traffic safety
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00337202
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-805 734
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02033
- Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM