ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE SKILL TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE TESTING

The purpose of the study was to determine the feasibility of training drivers to acquire skills needed to avoid critical conflict motor vehicle accidents, and to develop the procedures and materials necessary for such training. Basic data were derived from conduct of in depth accident investigations and task analyses of driver behavior. A specification was prepared for curriculum development and performance measurement, and a prototype bimodal simulator was developed as a training tool for acquisition of key perceptual and decision making skills. A concept was also defined for behind-the-wheel training on an Advanced Drivers Range. Results to date indicate that the program should continue to complete materials development and training of drivers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    URS/Matrix Research Company

    7245 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church, VA  USA  22042

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hatterick, G R
    • Bathurst, J R
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 343 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PR-0530-28 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-852
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00960
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM