Speeding in school zones: violation or lapse in prospective memory?

  title={Speeding in school zones: violation or lapse in prospective memory?},
  author={Bree Gregory and Julia D. Irwin and Ian J. Faulks and Eugene Chekaluk},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  volume={20 3},
Inappropriate speed is a causal factor in around one third of fatal accidents (OECD/ECMT, 2006). But are drivers always consciously responsible for their speeding behavior? Two studies are reported which show that an interruption to a journey, caused by stopping at a red traffic light, can result in failure to resume the speed of travel prior to the interruption (Study 1). In Study 2 we showed that the addition of a reminder cue could offset this interruption. These studies were conducted in a… CONTINUE READING

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