Does experience with one type of two-wheeler affect behaviours and attitudes to other types?

Rakotonirainy, Andry, Haworth, Narelle L., Darvell, Millie, Wilson, Adrian, & Haines, Andrew (2012) Does experience with one type of two-wheeler affect behaviours and attitudes to other types? In International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, 29-30 August 2012, Groningen, The Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Failure to give way by motor vehicles is a factor in many collisions with both powered and unpowered two wheelers (TWs). Motor vehicle drivers often report that they did not see the TW, but research has shown that motor vehicle drivers who have experience riding a motorcycle are less likely to fail to detect motorcycles. The research reported here examines whether this phenomenon extends to detection of bicycles and whether car drivers who have experience with one mode of TW show improved detection of the other mode. A driving simulator study was conducted in an Australian urban setting which incorporated some of the most common car-TW crash scenarios. Participants with car-only, car plus motorcycle, car plus bicycle, and car plus bicycle plus motorcycle experience operated a car simulator. Their interactions with both types of TWs were measured in terms of visual detection, lateral distance and speed when approaching and passing. The effects of different levels of colour and lighting of the TWs on driver responses were also examined. The attitudes of participants towards TWs were measured in a questionnaire.

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ID Code: 58557
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Facilities: CARRS-Q Advanced Driving Simulator
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Authors
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2013 05:31
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 01:35

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