Driver Behaviour and Training

Volume IV

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  • Edited by Lisa Dorn, Cranfield University, UK
  • Series: Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport
  • Research on driver behaviour over the past two decades has clearly demonstrated that the goals and motivations a driver brings to the driving task are important determinants for driver behaviour. The objective of the Driver Behaviour and Training volumes, and of the conference on which they are based, is to describe and discuss recent advances in the study of this important area. It bridges the gap between practitioners in road safety and theoreticians investigating driving behaviour, from a number of different perspectives and related disciplines.

    Educating drivers to be safe for life means a shift in focus from simply developing vehicle-handling skills towards ensuring that drivers are aware of how goals and motivations can influence decision-making throughout their driving career. A major focus within this fourth volume is to consider how driver training needs to be adapted in order to raise awareness of how human factors contribute to unsafe driving behaviour. From this it goes on to promote the development of driver education that considers all the skills that are essential for road safety.

    The readership will include road safety researchers from a variety of different academic backgrounds, senior practitioners in the field of driver training from regulatory authorities and professional driver training organisations such as the police service, and private and public sector personnel.
  • Contents: Preface; Part 1 New Thinking in Driver Behaviour and Education: Driver research myths, A.E. af Wåhlberg; Recent findings on risky acts in adolescence: implications for understanding European drivers, Divera Twisk and Willem Vlakveld; A comparison of inexperienced and experienced drivers' cognitive and physiological response to hazards, Steve W. Kelly, Neale Kinnear, James Thomson and Steve Stradling; Development of driver performance assessment: informing learner drivers of their driving progress, Erik Roelofs, Marieke van Onna and Jan Visser; How can reflecting teams contribute to enhanced driving teacher learning?, Hilde Kjelsrud. Part 2 Driver Personality and Driver Offending: Understanding the unique contribution of aversion to risk-taking in predicting drivers' self-reported speeding, M. Anthony Machin and Janna E. Plint; Young drivers: investigating the link between impulsivity and problem driver status, Fearghal O'Brien, Simon Dunne and Michael Gormley; Relationships between driving style, self-reported driving behaviour and personality, S.M. Skippon, N. Reed, T. Luke, R. Robbins, M. Chattington and A.H. Harrison; Public perception of risk of being caught committing traffic offences, Isah Noradrenalina, M. Maslina and L.S. Kee; Rear seatbelt wearing in Malaysia: public awareness and practice, Norlen Mohamed, Muhammad Fadhli Mohd Yussoff and Isah Noradrenalina; The continuous evaluation of driver rehabilitation programmes in Austria, Julia Bardodej, Franz Nechtelberger and Martin Nechtelberger; Perceptions of the Spanish penalty point law, Maria Eugènia Gras, Silvia Font-Mayolas, Mark J.M. Sullman, Mònica Cunill and Montserrat Planes. Part 3 Powered Two Wheeler Behaviour: The role of the psychologist in a moped rider training programme, Patrícia António and Manuel Matos; Interim evaluation of the UK's national RIDE scheme, Cris Burgess, Paul Broughton, Fiona Fylan and Steve Stradling; Encouraging rider behaviour change by using respected communicators, Paul S. Broughton, Sandy Allan and Linda Walker; The motorcycle rider behaviour questionnaire (MRBQ) and commercial motorcycle riders in Nigeria, Oluwadiya Kehinde Sunday and Ladoke Akintola. Part 4 At Work Road Safety: Contemporary behavioural influences in an organisational setting and implications for intervention development, Bevan Rowland, Jeremy Davey, James Freeman and Darren Wishart; A review of the effectiveness of occupational road safety initiatives, Tamara Banks, Jeremy Davey, Herbert Biggs and Mark King; Developing risk assessment tools for fleet settings: where to from here?, James Freeman, Darren Wishart, Jeremy Davey and Bevan Rowland; From research to commercial fuel efficiency training for truck drivers using TruckSim, Nick Reed, Stephanie Cynk and Andrew M. Parkes; The utility of psychometric testing for predicting bus driver behaviour, Wendy Lord and Joerg Prieler; Identification of barriers to and facilitators for the implementation of occupational road safety initiatives, Tamara Banks and Jeremy Davey. Part 5 Human Factors and Driver Attention: An observational survey of driving distractions in England, Mark J.M. Sullman; Calibration of an eye-tracking system for variable message signs validation, M. Claudia Guattari, Maria Rosaria De Blasiis, Alessandro Calvi and Andrea Benedetto; Visual behaviour of car drivers in road traffic, Carmen Kettwich, Stefan Stockey and Uli Lemmer; Icons for actions in a driving simulator, Robert H. Barbour; Contributory factors for incidents involving local and non-local road users, Linda Walker and Paul S. Broughton; Severity of injury outcomes for older drivers involved in intersection crashes, Peter Hillard; Index.
  • About the Editor: Dr Lisa Dorn is Reader in Driver Behaviour, at Cranfield University. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Psychologist and European Representative of the International Association of Applied Psychology: Traffic and Transportation Psychology Division. She has served on the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s expert panel investigating police related road traffic incidents and advisor to the Association of Chief Police Officers. She has received the International Prince Michael Award for Road Safety for research and the Knowledge Transfer Programme’s ‘Best Application of Social or Management Science’ in collaboration with Arriva Bus UK. Dr Dorn has published widely and is a regular contributor to the public debate on her main research interests: driver behaviour and educational interventions. Her work has been supported by government agencies, research councils and the private sector.