Subjectively and Objectively Measured Hazard Perception Ability of Young Chinese Drivers
The present study examined the characteristics of subjectively and objectively measured hazard perception ability of violation-free and violation-involved drivers and the consistency between self-assessments and their response time. Forty-seven young Chinese novice drivers finished a video-based hazard perception task and a self-reported hazard perception questionnaire. Results showed that violation-free drivers responded to the hazards faster than violation-involved drivers. Violation-free drivers also had lower self-assessment score than violation-involved drivers. Importantly, drivers’ self-assessment score correlated positively with the number of traffic violations from the last year. No significant correlations were found between drivers’ response time to the hazards with their self-assessments or the number of traffic violations. The findings suggested that young drivers’ self-assessments did not correspond to their response time, which might partially contribute to their violation involvement.
KeywordsHazard perception Young drivers Self-assessment Response time Traffic violations
Compliance with Ethical Standards
The study was approved by the Logistics Department for Civilian Ethics Committee of Liaoning Normal University.
All subjects who participated in the experiment were provided with and signed an informed consent form.
All relevant ethical safeguards have been met with regard to subject protection.
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