Development and validation of the Spanish hazard perception test

Castro, C, Padilla, JL, Roca, J, Benítez, I, García-Fernández, P, Estévez, B, López-Ramón, MF and Crundall, D ORCID: 0000-0002-6030-3631, 2014. Development and validation of the Spanish hazard perception test. Traffic Injury Prevention. ISSN 1538-9588


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Objective: The aim of the current study is to develop and obtain validity evidence for a Hazard Perception test suitable for the Spanish driving population. To obtain validity evidence to support the use of the test, the effect of hazardous and quasi-hazardous situations on the participants’ Hazard Prediction is analysed and the pattern of results of drivers of different driving experience: learner, novice and expert drivers and re-offender vs. non-offender drivers, is compared. Potentially hazardous situations are those that develop without involving any real hazard (i.e., the driver didn’t actually have to decelerate or make any evasive manoeuvre to avoid a potential collision). The current study analysed multiple offender drivers attending compulsory re-education programmes as a result of reaching the maximum number of penalty points on their driving licence, due to repeated violations of traffic laws. Method: A new video-based hazard perception test was developed, using a total of 20 hazardous situation videos plus 8 quasi-hazardous situation videos. They were selected from 167 recordings of natural hazards in real Spanish driving settings.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Traffic Injury Prevention
Creators: Castro, C., Padilla, J.L., Roca, J., Benítez, I., García-Fernández, P., Estévez, B., López-Ramón, M.F. and Crundall, D.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2014
ISSN: 1538-9588
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:02
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:17

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