Conference Proceeding

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

Authors
  • Elizabeth Walshe (Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • Natalie Oppenheimer (Center for Injury Research and Prevention, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • Venk Kandadai (Diagnostic Driving Inc.)
  • Flaura K Winston (Center for Injury Research and Prevention, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

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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Walshe, E. & Oppenheimer, N. & Kandadai, V. & Winston, F., (2019) “Comparison of Virtual Driving Test Performance and On-Road Examination for Licensure Performance: A Replication Study”, Driving Assessment Conference 10(2019), 384-390. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1722

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Published on
27 Jun 2019
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