Location

Bolton Landing, New York

Date

20-6-2013

Session

Session 8 – Hybrid Presentations

Abstract

Driving behaviors of teenagers and adults in complex driving situations, viz., merges and intersections, from an 18-month longitudinal naturalistic driving study were analyzed. Variables from multiple sources were selected to create an Unsafe Driving Index to rate drivers’ behaviors in these locations. Teenagers scored lower on this index, corresponding to safer driving behaviors, than adults. However, the teenagers’ scores for the index increased across the study period. The interpretations of these findings are discussed with respect to the methodological aspects of the study and in terms of driver training and rule following.

Rights

Copyright © 2013 the author(s)

DC Citation

Proceedings of the Seventh International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, June 17-20, 2013, Bolton Landing, New York. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, University of Iowa, 2013: 460-466.

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Jun 20th, 12:00 AM

Measuring Young Drivers’ Behaviors during Complex Driving Situations

Bolton Landing, New York

Driving behaviors of teenagers and adults in complex driving situations, viz., merges and intersections, from an 18-month longitudinal naturalistic driving study were analyzed. Variables from multiple sources were selected to create an Unsafe Driving Index to rate drivers’ behaviors in these locations. Teenagers scored lower on this index, corresponding to safer driving behaviors, than adults. However, the teenagers’ scores for the index increased across the study period. The interpretations of these findings are discussed with respect to the methodological aspects of the study and in terms of driver training and rule following.