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Driving in fog: The effects of driving experience and visibility on speed compensation and hazard avoidance.
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PMID:  22664714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Inexperience is one of the strongest predictors for collisions, but it remains unclear how novice drivers differ from experienced drivers in terms of safety-related behavioural adaptations such as speed reduction in the presence of reduced visibility. To investigate the influence of driving experience on behavioural compensations to fog, average speed, speed variability, steering variability, collision rate, and hazard response time were measured in a driving simulator. Experienced drivers drove faster in clear visibility than novice drivers, yet they reduced their speed more in reduced visibility so that both groups drove at the same speed in simulated fog. Compared to experienced drivers, novice drivers had higher hazard response times, greater speed and steering variability, and were the only drivers to have collisions.
Alexandra S Mueller; Lana M Trick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-03-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accident; analysis and prevention     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1879-2057     ISO Abbreviation:  Accid Anal Prev     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254476     Medline TA:  Accid Anal Prev     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  472-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7, Canada.
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