Location

Aspen, Colorado, USA

Date

16-8-2001

Session

Poster Session 2

Abstract

This paper explores the hypothesis that driver decision-making style influences highway-rail crossing accidents. To investigate this, we have designed an analysis of variance experiment with three independent variables: “driver decision style,” “driver time pressure” and “intersection complexity.” To simulate the driving conditions, we identified and videotaped a number of dangerous crossings in downtown Los Angeles. The tapes represented different environmental complexities and time pressures a driver experiences while crossing an intersection. The tapes were played back to the subject drivers. The subjects were classified according to their decision styles. Dependent measures were designed based on a driver’s decision to cross the intersection. This paper presents the conceptual approach and the experimental design for this research.

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Copyright © 2001 the author(s)

DC Citation

Proceedings of the First International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, 14-17 August 2001, Aspen, Colorado. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, of Iowa, 2001: 332-337.

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Human Factors in Highway-Rail Crossing Accidents: The Influence of Driver Decision Style

Aspen, Colorado, USA

This paper explores the hypothesis that driver decision-making style influences highway-rail crossing accidents. To investigate this, we have designed an analysis of variance experiment with three independent variables: “driver decision style,” “driver time pressure” and “intersection complexity.” To simulate the driving conditions, we identified and videotaped a number of dangerous crossings in downtown Los Angeles. The tapes represented different environmental complexities and time pressures a driver experiences while crossing an intersection. The tapes were played back to the subject drivers. The subjects were classified according to their decision styles. Dependent measures were designed based on a driver’s decision to cross the intersection. This paper presents the conceptual approach and the experimental design for this research.