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Article: Effects of fog, driver experience and gender on driving behavior on S-curved road segments

TitleEffects of fog, driver experience and gender on driving behavior on S-curved road segments
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/336/description#description
Citation
Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2015, v. 77, p. 91-104 How to Cite?
AbstractDriving on curved roads has been recognized as a significant safety issue for many years. However, driver behavior and the interactions among variables that affect driver performance on curves is complicated and not well understood. Previous studies have investigated various factors that influence driver performance on right- or left-turn curves, but have paid little attention to the effects of foggy weather, driver experience and gender on driver performance on complex curves. A driving simulator experiment was conducted in this study to evaluate the relationships between driving behavior on a continuous S-curve and foggy weather, driver experience and gender. The process of negotiating a curve was divided into three stages consisting of a straight segment, the transition from the straight segment to the S-curve and the S-curve. The experimental results indicated that drivers tended to drive more cautiously in heavy fog, but the driving risk was still increased, especially in the transition stage from the straight segment to the S-curve. The non-professional (NP) drivers were less sensitive to the impending change in the road geometry, and less skilled in both longitudinal and lateral vehicle control than the professional drivers. The NP female drivers in particular were found to be the most vulnerable group in S-curve driving. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209790
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.07
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.109

 

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dc.contributor.authorLi, X-
dc.contributor.authorYan, X-
dc.contributor.authorWong, SC-
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-18T03:23:25Z-
dc.date.available2015-05-18T03:23:25Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationAccident Analysis & Prevention, 2015, v. 77, p. 91-104-
dc.identifier.issn0001-4575-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209790-
dc.description.abstractDriving on curved roads has been recognized as a significant safety issue for many years. However, driver behavior and the interactions among variables that affect driver performance on curves is complicated and not well understood. Previous studies have investigated various factors that influence driver performance on right- or left-turn curves, but have paid little attention to the effects of foggy weather, driver experience and gender on driver performance on complex curves. A driving simulator experiment was conducted in this study to evaluate the relationships between driving behavior on a continuous S-curve and foggy weather, driver experience and gender. The process of negotiating a curve was divided into three stages consisting of a straight segment, the transition from the straight segment to the S-curve and the S-curve. The experimental results indicated that drivers tended to drive more cautiously in heavy fog, but the driving risk was still increased, especially in the transition stage from the straight segment to the S-curve. The non-professional (NP) drivers were less sensitive to the impending change in the road geometry, and less skilled in both longitudinal and lateral vehicle control than the professional drivers. The NP female drivers in particular were found to be the most vulnerable group in S-curve driving. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/336/description#description-
dc.relation.ispartofAccident Analysis & Prevention-
dc.titleEffects of fog, driver experience and gender on driving behavior on S-curved road segments-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWong, SC: hhecwsc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, SC=rp00191-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aap.2015.01.022-
dc.identifier.pmid25700127-
dc.identifier.hkuros243358-
dc.identifier.volume77-
dc.identifier.spage91-
dc.identifier.epage104-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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