Do Crashes and Near Crashes in Simulator-Based Training Enhance Novice Drivers’ Visual Search for Latent Hazards?

  • Published: Transp Res Rec. 2265: 153–160, 2011 January 1
  • Authors: Vlakveld et al.
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2014
  • Last Update: 01 Feb 2014
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Objectives:

To examine effect of hazard perception training in a simulator, in which hazards developed aggressively during training and later near- and far-transfer drives were examined for eye-scanning behaviour.

Methodology:

Participants randomly assigned to hazard perception training, or ‘placebo’ training – a pen and paper test on road signs.

Key Findings:

Hazard perception trained participants looked in the appropriate places for latent hazards more often than untrained participants in both near and far transfer scenarios. They also showed lower confidence.

Keywords:

Hazard perception, driving simulators, novice drivers.

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