The purpose of this two-phased study was to determine the feasibility of training drivers to acquire the 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 in-depth accident investigations and task analyses of driver behavior. A specification was prepared for curriculum development and performance measurement. A prototype bimodal simulator was developed as a training tool for acquisition of key perceptual and decision-making skills, and a concept was defined for behind-the-wheel training on an advanced driving range that included surrogate vehicles to create critical traffic conflicts. Results of the study indicate that such training is theoretically feasible and, if implemented on a large scale, could result in a substantial reduction of multivehicle accidents. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 68-77
  • Monograph Title: Pedestrian Controls, Bicycle Facilities, Driver Research, and System Safety
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173110
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026571
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM