PERCEIVED IMPORTANCE OF ZONES SURROUNDING A VEHICLE AND LEARNING TO USE A CONVEX MIRROR EFFECTIVELY

The study investigated the effects of training on judgments of vehicle distances and speeds as viewed through a 50-inch convex mirror. Subjects varying in age and driving experience were given 192 trials over four test sessions. In general, all groups showed substantial learning over test sessions and within-group variability also decreased markedly. The most superior performing group, one having several years of convex mirror usage, produced more accurate judgments than a control group which viewed the vehicle images on plane mirrors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Vector General, Incorporated

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Smith, R L
    • Bardales, M C
    • BURGER, W J
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-713 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01791
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM