Jeffrey W. Muttart

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Using glance-monitoring technologies for on-road studies is an excellent way to investigate driver behaviors in an ecologically valid setting. Recent advances in glance-monitoring technologies have made it possible to conduct on-road studies of drivers' glance behavior that heretofore were simply not possible. Yet it is not always easy to determine which(More)
CONTEXT Backing crash injures can be severe; approximately 200 of the 2,500 reported injuries of this type per year to children under the age of 15 years result in death. Technology for assisting drivers when backing has limited success in preventing backing crashes. OBJECTIVES Two questions are addressed: Why is the reduction in backing crashes moderate(More)
(a) The purpose of this study was to determine whether novice drivers that were trained to anticipate hazards did so better than novice drivers who were not so trained immediately after training and up to one year after training occurred. (b) Novice drivers who had held their restricted license for about one month were randomly assigned to a PC-based hazard(More)
For the past decade, motorcycle fatalities have risen while other motor vehicle fatalities have declined. Many motorcycle fatalities occurred within intersections after a driver failed to see a motorcyclist. However, little is known about the behavior of motorcyclists when they negotiate an intersection. A study was undertaken to compare the behavior at(More)
Newly licensed teenage drivers experience a higher risk of crashing compared to other age cohorts. Literature reveals that novice drivers exhibit poor hazard mitigation skills. The current study assesses the effectiveness of a training program at improving novice divers’ hazard mitigation and speed selection behaviors on curves. In this study, drivers are(More)
In recent years there has been a considerable increase in the systems used to provide real-time traffic information to motorists. Examples of such systems include dynamic message signs and 511 travel information systems. However, such systems can be used to reduce congestion-one of their primary purposes-only if one can predict the route choices of drivers(More)
355 COMPARISON OF GLANCING BEHAVIORS OF RIDERS AND DRIVERS AT UNSIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS INVOLVING RIGHT TURNS Jeffrey Muttart1, Wade Bartlett2, Sarah Bakhtiari3, Tingru Zhang3, Siby Samuel3, Tracy Zafian3, Louis R. Peck4 & Chris Kauderer5 1Crash Safety Research Center LLC, 2Mechanical Forensic Engineering Services, LLC, 3University of Massachusetts(More)
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