AUTOMOBILE DRIVER CHARACTERISTICS AND CAPABILITIES: THE MAN-OF-THE-STREET

Loss of vehicle control accounts for a significant number of high severity accidents involving single vehicles in non-urban areas and, research indicates, is often directly attributable to the driver. In order to identify specific aspects of the driving task that are not adequately performed so that countermeasures can be developed, clinical approaches have been applied to the study of driver behavior. This paper presents the results of one such clinical driver behavior study conducted by the Calspan Corporation for General Motors. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan; presented at the Automobile Engineering Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, October 18-22, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

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  • Authors:
    • RICE, R S
    • Dell'Amico, F
    • RASMUSSEN, R E
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-18

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper 760777
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM