Effect of Driving Speed on Reaction Time During Motorway Driving

  • Published: Swedish Road and Transport Institute, 1994
  • Authors: Törnros, J.
  • Date Added: 07 Apr 2016
  • Last Update: 07 Apr 2016
  • Format: pdf

Objectives

To establish if there is a change in reaction time when travelling a long distance at a fixed speed on a motorway.

Methodology

Measurement of reaction time in 24 subjects travelling at various speeds on a Swedish motorway for 200km.

Key Findings:

  • Reaction time appeared slower for subjects travelling at slower fixed speeds, than for those travelling faster.

Themes

Tiredness/Fatigue

Comments

Non-UK research (Sweden), but still applicable to UK-based motorway driving.

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