DEVELOPMENT OF AN IN-TRAFFIC TEST FOR MOTORCYCLIST

The report describes the development and preliminary evaluation of a set of in-traffic test procedures for motorcycle operators. The content of the In-Traffic Test was obtained by selecting from the Motorcycle Task Analysis those behaviors that were both critical to safety and potentially capable of being assessed in the highway traffic environment. Various approaches to in-traffic performance measurement were tried out and evaluated. The test that emerged from these design activities consists of 21 highway and traffic situations calling for behavior in the following categories: Observation, Signaling, Longitudinal Positioning, Lateral Positioning, and Gap Selection. It was administered by regular license examiners in the state of Tennessee with the following results: Examiner Reliability - .6; Sampling (Test-Retest) Reliability - .62; Correlation with Experts Ratings - .6; Correlation with Motorcycle Operator Skill Test - .5.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Public Services Research Institute

    123 North Pitt Street
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22314

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McPherson, K
    • McKnight, A J
    • Knipper, A
  • Publication Date: 1978-2-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 261 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-348 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01526
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM