Development of a Road Safety Test for Drivers

Autonkuljettajan Liikenneturvallisuustestin kehittaeminen

The aim was to develop an easy-to-use, reliable and compact test for car drivers to provide feedback about the effects of their own driving on road safety. The approach was based on drivers self-assessment and current knowledge about the effects of driver behavior on serious road accidents. An internet-based tool was developed for company staff. The test was limited to private driving, and covers all dimensions of road safety and levels of driver decision making. The topics included annual mileage, checking frequency of tires, drinking and driving, weather issues, use of seatbelts, respect for vulnerable road users, compliance with speed limits, passing behavior and road rage, and means for improving road safety. Based on the responses, the tool provides personalized and question specific feedback to improve driving and thereby road safety. In most cases, the feedback is explained by reliable and quantitative research results. An overall safety estimate and recommendations for future driving are also provided. The test was piloted by the staff of Neste Oil Corporation.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 46p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141830
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 1 2009 5:23PM