Awesome foursome? The compatibility of situation awareness across drivers, riders, cyclists, and pedestrians

Salmon, Paul M., Lenne, Michael G., Walker, Guy, & Filtness, Ashleigh J. (2013) Awesome foursome? The compatibility of situation awareness across drivers, riders, cyclists, and pedestrians. Lecture Notes in Computer Science [Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Applications and Services - 10th International Conference, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part II], 8020, pp. 53-62.

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Collisions between distinct road users (e.g. drivers and motorcyclists) make a substantial contribution to the road trauma burden. Although evidence suggests distinct road users interpret the same road situations differently, it is not clear how road users’ situation awareness differs, nor is it clear which differences might lead to conflicts. This article presents the findings from an on-road study which examined driver, cyclist, motorcyclist and pedestrian situation awareness at intersections. The findings suggest that situation awareness at intersection is markedly different across the four road user groups studied, and that some of these differences may create conflicts between the different road users. The findings also suggest that the causes of the differences identified relate to road design and road user experience. In closing, the key role of road design and training in supporting safe interactions between distinct road users is discussed.

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ID Code: 63782
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: situation awareness, driver behaviour, vulnerable road users
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39354-9_7
ISSN: 0302-9743
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2013 23:50
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 04:52

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