CR 54: Speed perception 1 Drivers—judgements of safety and speed on urban and rural straight roads (1987)


This project was undertaken to evaluate the role of the type of road and road width, roadside development, travel speed, driving experience and the sex of the driver on estimates of safety and travel speed. A preliminary study showed that laboratory testing using 16mm movie film stimmulous materials was suitable for testing road speed perception.Three factorial design experiments were performed using urban, rural and semi-rural road scenes in which the independent variables were systematically manipulated. Slash line responses of safe operating speed and travel speed estimates in km/h were collected from 108 licensed drivers, recruited as subjects.

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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): B Fildes
Topics: Rural, Speed
Publication Date: 01/01/85