International drivers in unfamiliar surroundings: The problem of disorientation
Wilks, Jeffrey , Watson, Barry C., Johnston, Kim L., & Hansen, Julie A. (1999) International drivers in unfamiliar surroundings: The problem of disorientation. Travel Medicine International, 17(6), pp. 162-167.
Leading up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, increased attention is being given to road safety for international visitors to Australia. Current research suggests that there are some identifiable differences in the nature of road crashes involving international and Australian drivers. In particular, international drivers are more likely to be involved in crashes that appear to result from disorientation. The incidence of disorientation-related crashes seems to be exacerbated by driver fatigue and unfamiliarity with Australian driving conditions. The problem is particularly acute among visitors from right-side of the road driving countries. Implications of these findings for the provision of travel advice are discussed.
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