The effects of driver training on simulated driving performance

Show simple item record Dorn, Lisa en_UK Barker, D. en_UK 2005-11-22T13:34:20Z 2005-11-22T13:34:20Z 2005-01 en_UK
dc.identifier.citation Lisa Dorn and David Barker, The effects of driver training on simulated driving performance, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Volume 37, Issue 1, January 2005, Pages 63-69. en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0001-4575 en_UK
dc.description.abstract Given that the beneficial effects of driver training on accident risk may not be an appropriate criterion measure, this study investigates whether professionally trained and experienced drivers exhibit safer driving behaviour in a simulated driving task compared with drivers without professional driver training. A sample of 54 police trained drivers and a sample of 56 non-police trained drivers were required to complete two tasks. Firstly to overtake a slow-moving bus on a hazardous stretch of single-lane road with bends and hills and secondly to follow a lead vehicle travelling at 55 mph in a built-up section with a speed limit of 30 mph. Results showed that in comparison with non-police trained drivers, police drivers were significantly less likely to cross the central division of the road at unsafe locations during the overtaking task and reduced their speed on approach to pedestrians at the roadside in the following task to a greater extent. Police drivers also adopted a more central lane position compared with non-police trained drivers on urban roads and at traffic lights during the following task. Driver group differences in simulated driving performance are discussed with reference to the implications for driver training assessment and skill development. en_UK
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dc.language.iso en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier Science en_UK
dc.subject.other Driving behaviour en_UK
dc.subject.other Driving simulator en_UK
dc.subject.other Hazard perception en_UK
dc.subject.other Driver training en_UK
dc.title The effects of driver training on simulated driving performance en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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