Older Driver Failures of Attention at Intersections: Using Change Blindness Methods to Assess Turn Decision Accuracy

  title={Older Driver Failures of Attention at Intersections: Using Change Blindness Methods to Assess Turn Decision Accuracy},
  author={Jeff K. Caird and Christopher Edwards and Janet I. Creaser and William J. Horrey},
  journal={Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society},
  pages={235 - 249}
A modified version of the flicker technique to induce change blindness was used to examine the effects of time constraints on decision-making accuracy at intersections on a total of 62 young (18-25 years), middle-aged (26-64 years), young-old (65-73 years), and old-old (74 + years) drivers. Thirty-six intersection photographs were manipulated so that one object (i.e., pedestrian, vehicle, sign, or traffic control device) in the scene would change when the images were alternated for either 5 or… 

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