Conference Proceeding

Measuring Young Drivers’ Behaviors during Complex Driving Situations

Authors
  • Anuj K Pradhan (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD)
  • Kaigang Li (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD)
  • Johnathon P Ehsani (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD)
  • Marie Claude Ouimet (University of Sherbrooke, Longueuil, Canada)
  • Sheila G Klauer (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Blacksburg, VA)
  • Bruce G Simons-Morton (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Blacksburg, VA)

Abstract

Driving behaviors of teenagers and adults in complex driving situations, viz., merges and intersections, from an 18-month longitudinal naturalistic driving study were analyzed. Variables from multiple sources were selected to create an Unsafe Driving Index to rate drivers’ behaviors in these locations. Teenagers scored lower on this index, corresponding to safer driving behaviors, than adults. However, the teenagers’ scores for the index increased across the study period. The interpretations of these findings are discussed with respect to the methodological aspects of the study and in terms of driver training and rule following.

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Pradhan, A. & Li, K. & Ehsani, J. & Ouimet, M. & Klauer, S. & Simons-Morton, B., (2013) “Measuring Young Drivers’ Behaviors during Complex Driving Situations”, Driving Assessment Conference 7(2013), 460-466. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1527

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Published on
20 Jun 2013
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