Field Study of the Effects of Novice Driver Hazard Perception Training on Safety Outcome Measures

This project will investigate the feasibility of a training program designed to improve the hazard anticipation skills of novice drivers. Several computer based training programs effectively improve the detection of roadway hazards, as measured in a driving simulator and field experiments, but it is unclear if the training provides lasting, measurable safety benefits. A group of novice drivers will receive training and will be compared to a control group of equal size for a period of six months to a year after training. Dependent measures will include police report crashes, citations, and self report crashes and near crashes. The participants will also provide information about attitudes toward and perceptions about driving.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See DOT HS 812 235 "Evaluation of the Safety Benefits of the Risk Awareness and Perception Training Program for Novice Teen Drivers."


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Sifrit, Kathy

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    110 Lenox Avenue
    Stamford, CT  United States  06906
  • Start Date: 20090910
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160100
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Teen Driver
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31059

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490689
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-09-D-00138/0007
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2013 1:01AM