Improving traffic safety of novice drivers by feedback on driving behavior

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    Abstract

    Novice car drivers are a group of very high risk for severe accidents. They also are a group, whose risks seem to be very difficult to reduce. This paper describes a unique field trial on a feedback system that has a potential of great safety benefits for novice drivers. With a GPS installed in the novice drivers’ car, we periodically produced feedback that motivated the novice in safe driving and helped them comparing their driving with others. There are clear indications, that a well prepared feedback helps the novice drivers in paying attention to the shortcomings of the inexperienced drivers. And the feedback seems to affect the driving style, especially if there is also some external person receiving the feedback. The test users of the feedback, novice drivers and their parents have been interested in the feedback and see it as a potential measure in enhancing learning and improving traffic safety.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, featuring ITS America's annual meeting and exposition, October 16-20, 2011, Orlando, Florida
    PublisherIntelligent Transportation Society of America - ITS America
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems - Orlando, United States
    Duration: 16 Oct 201120 Oct 2011

    Conference

    Conference18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems
    CountryUnited States
    CityOrlando
    Period16/10/1120/10/11

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    Peltola, H., Tarkiainen, M., & Koskinen, S. (2011). Improving traffic safety of novice drivers by feedback on driving behavior. In Proceedings: 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, featuring ITS America's annual meeting and exposition, October 16-20, 2011, Orlando, Florida Intelligent Transportation Society of America - ITS America.