Can a video-based hazard perception test used for driver licensing predict crash involvement?

Horswill, Mark S., Hill, Andrew and Wetton, Mark (2015) Can a video-based hazard perception test used for driver licensing predict crash involvement?. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 82 213-219. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2015.05.019


Author Horswill, Mark S.
Hill, Andrew
Wetton, Mark
Title Can a video-based hazard perception test used for driver licensing predict crash involvement?
Journal name Accident Analysis and Prevention   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-4575
1879-2057
Publication date 2015-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.aap.2015.05.019
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 82
Start page 213
End page 219
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract In 2008, the state of Queensland in Australia introduced a video-based hazard perception test as part of the licensing process for new drivers. A key validity check for such a test is whether scores are associated with crash involvement. We present data demonstrating that drivers who failed the hazard perception test (based on a ROC curve-derived pass mark) were 25% [95% confidence interval (CI) 6%, 48%] more likely to be involved in an active crash (defined as a crash occurring while the driver’s vehicle was moving but they were not engaged in parking or reversing) during a one year period following the test (controlling for driving exposure, age, and sex). Failing drivers were also 17% (95% CI 6%, 29%) more likely to have been involved in active crashes prior to the test, in the period since obtaining their provisional license. These data support the proposal that the hazard perception test is a valid measure of crash-related driving performance.
Keyword Driving
Hazard anticipation
Road traffic accidents
Situation awareness
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
School of Psychology Publications
 
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