The development of a method to measure speed adaptation to traffic complexity: identifying novice, unsafe, and overconfident drivers.

  title={The development of a method to measure speed adaptation to traffic complexity: identifying novice, unsafe, and overconfident drivers.},
  author={Saskia de Craen and Divera A M Twisk and Marjan P. Hagenzieker and Henk Elffers and Karel A. Brookhuis},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  volume={40 4},
To monitor novice driver performance in the first years of solo driving, a test aimed at assessing speed adaptation to the traffic situation was developed and evaluated. The Adaptation Test consisted of 18 traffic scenes presented in two (almost) identical photographs, which differed in one single detail, increasing the situation's complexity. As the pictures were presented randomly and participants could not return to previous pictures, participants were kept unaware of the complexity… CONTINUE READING

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