ACQUISITION OF INDIRECT VISION INFORMATION BY NOVICE, EXPERIENCED, AND MATURE DRIVERS

Driver behavior in obtaining information through rearview mirrors and direct looks to the rear scene was recorded for four vehicle mirror systems. Three novice, three young experienced, and three mature drivers drove each vehicle mirror system once on a freeway route and once on a city route. Driver glance behavior, as well as the road scene in front of and in back of the vehicle, were recorded by television cameras. When drivers simply drove straight ahead, the amount of time spent sampling the vehicle's left side mirror and a fender-mounted convex mirror appeared to be a function of the amount of driving experience. Novice drivers and young experienced drivers made fewer glances to the left outside mirror and convex mirror than did mature drivers. When gathering information prior to executing maneuvers (lane changes and merges) novice drivers made direct looks in place of using the vehicle's mirrors.

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    National Safety Council

    425 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60611
  • Authors:
    • Mourant, R R
    • Konohu, R J
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Accession Number: 00165112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM