This paper discusses the basic road user error of failing to see another road user in time, why such errors happen, and how they can be reduced. A detection error is basic, because without detection no processing of information, no decision process including that road user, takes place. Among the many causes of detection error two of the more important are: a lapse of cognitive expectation, illustrated by the failure to scan for a particular class of road user, or to look in the appropriate direction; a difficulty with perceptual thresholds, illustrated by the failure to discern the relevant stimuli in lower levels of ambient illumination or in situations where vehicle approach in the peripheral visual field of road users.

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    Taylor & Francis

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  • Authors:
    • Rumar, K
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00615179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM