Identifying and Remedying Failures of Selective Attention in Younger Drivers

Recently licensed drivers are disproportionally involved in fatal collisions, and there is evidence that failure to attend to potentially relevant information is a major contributor to this problem. Corroborating this, in controlled scenarios on a driving simulator, the authors have found that younger drivers attend to (i.e., fixate) target regions in the virtual world that contain information about potential risks much less frequently than do more experienced drivers. A PC-based training program has been developed that substantially improves younger drivers' attention to these regions in the driving simulator; these training results have recently been replicated on the road in a real world driving situation.

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  • Authors:
    • Pollatsek, Alexander
    • Fisher, Donald L
    • Pradhan, Anuj K
  • Publication Date: 2006-10


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  • Accession Number: 01052278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2007 2:29PM