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
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.
Peltola, Harri ; Tarkiainen, Mikko ; Koskinen, Sami. / Improving traffic safety of novice drivers by feedback on driving behavior. 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, 2011.
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Improving traffic safety of novice drivers by feedback on driving behavior. / Peltola, Harri; Tarkiainen, Mikko; Koskinen, Sami.

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, 2011.

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Peltola H, Tarkiainen M, Koskinen S. 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. 2011