A thousand years of crash experience in three hours: An online hazard perception training course for drivers

A key goal of driver training is to teach drivers to avoid crashes. However, in traditional driver training, drivers are unlikely to see even a single example of the class of event that the authors want them to learn to avoid. The authors developed a six-session automated online hazard perception training course for drivers, which incorporates a range of evidence-based strategies and employs extensive video footage of real crashes. The authors evaluated this course in a randomized control trial by examining its effects on previously-validated computer-based measures of hazard perception, hazard prediction, speed choice, following distance, and gap acceptance propensity, as well as self-rated measures of driver skill, safety, and real world transfer. The authors found that the course resulted in significant improvements in hazard perception response time and hazard prediction scores, and significantly longer vehicle following distances. Additionally, all participants in the trained group reported that their real world driving behavior had improved. No significant training effects were found for the other measures. The results suggest that the course can improve key behaviors associated with crash risk.


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  • Accession Number: 01764581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 27 2021 3:23PM