DOI

10.17077/drivingassessment.1722

Location

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Date

27-6-2019

Session

Session 7 – Hybrid Presentations

Abstract

For novice drivers, passing the on-road examination (ORE) for licensure marks the transition from supervised to unsupervised driving. However, the first months post-licensure pose the highest lifetime risk of crashing. In partnership with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (OBMV), we have developed a virtual driving test (VDT) to enhance new driver skills testing. Through simulation, license applicants were exposed to common serious crash scenarios too dangerous for inclusion in the ORE. In a previous study of an initial sample of 2,143 driver applicants in Ohio, the acceptability, feasibility and construct validity for the VDT was demonstrated: VDT performance variables (simulated traffic collisions and failing to stop at red lights and stop signs) were associated with failing the ORE (all p

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DC Citation

Proceedings of the Tenth International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, 24-27 June 2019, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, of Iowa, 2019: 384-390.

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Comparison of Virtual Driving Test Performance and On-Road Examination for Licensure Performance: A Replication Study

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

For novice drivers, passing the on-road examination (ORE) for licensure marks the transition from supervised to unsupervised driving. However, the first months post-licensure pose the highest lifetime risk of crashing. In partnership with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (OBMV), we have developed a virtual driving test (VDT) to enhance new driver skills testing. Through simulation, license applicants were exposed to common serious crash scenarios too dangerous for inclusion in the ORE. In a previous study of an initial sample of 2,143 driver applicants in Ohio, the acceptability, feasibility and construct validity for the VDT was demonstrated: VDT performance variables (simulated traffic collisions and failing to stop at red lights and stop signs) were associated with failing the ORE (all p