Hazard Perception

Hazard Perception refers to the ability to detect potential threats. The general findings are as follows;

  • Hazard perception improves with experience with new drivers being slow to detect hazards. Older driver also tend to be slower at detecting hazards
  • Hazard perception improves with training
  • Hazard perception is disrupted by other tasks such as use of mobile telephone (including hands free)
  • Hazard perception is associated with accident involvement

In the Driving Risk Profile this measure is assessed by responses to interactive digital video sequences.

© 2008-2009 Perception and Performance