Location

Park City, Utah

Date

24-7-2003

Session

Session 9 - Lectures - (Driver Characteristics and Behavior)

Abstract

Many studies have attempted to measure driver behaviour or to classify drivers’ attributes according to questionnaires based on psychological indicators. Although such studies have met with success, for example, correlating behavioural types with accident risk, few attempts have been made to correlate these attributes with direct, dynamically measurable quantities such as desired following distance or its responsiveness to speed changes. In this paper we will examine whether such a correlation is possible by examining results from a pilot study using an instrumented vehicle and a group of eleven subjects. In particular we will focus on how following distances are correlated to the Sensation Seeking and Internality-Externality Scales

Rights

Copyright © 2003 the authors

DC Citation

Proceedings of the Second International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, July 21-24, 2003, Park City, Utah. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, of Iowa, 2003: 245-250.

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Jul 24th, 12:00 AM

Driver Psychological Types and Car Following: Is there a Correlation? Results of a Pilot Study

Park City, Utah

Many studies have attempted to measure driver behaviour or to classify drivers’ attributes according to questionnaires based on psychological indicators. Although such studies have met with success, for example, correlating behavioural types with accident risk, few attempts have been made to correlate these attributes with direct, dynamically measurable quantities such as desired following distance or its responsiveness to speed changes. In this paper we will examine whether such a correlation is possible by examining results from a pilot study using an instrumented vehicle and a group of eleven subjects. In particular we will focus on how following distances are correlated to the Sensation Seeking and Internality-Externality Scales