The Driver Prioritisation Questionnaire: Exploring drivers’ self-report visual priorities in a range of driving scenarios

Panos Konstantopoulos, David Crundall

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    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1925–1936
    JournalAccident Analysis & Prevention
    Volume40
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

    Bibliographical note

    Author's note: - This paper is the first to examine the visual priorities of driving instructors (DIs) in a variety
    of driving situations. Moreover, the study compared DIs’ and novice drivers’ (NDs) priorities
    and indicated several differences between the two groups. Although DIs are responsible for
    the training of drivers there is limited research on the topic. Hence, there is a lack of
    knowledge transfer between academic researchers and professionals. This paper generated
    various networking links between academia and industry. First, the study was supported by
    the British School of Motoring (BSM) and this partnership helped to overcome the logistical
    difficulties of the questionnaire and distributing the material across several UK driving
    training centres. Secondly, the questionnaire had a significant impact on the local
    communities by engaging groups and organisations of DIs (seminars were given both in
    Nottingham and Leicester, around 40 attendees). These links facilitated discussion on road
    safety and encouraged several DIs to express their views on the topic. Also this exchange
    provided additional motivation for DIs to participate on subsequent research studies. This
    was an excellent opportunity to significantly increase participation of experts and provided a
    solution to the challenging issue of attracting professionals as participants.

    Keywords

    • Driving instructors
    • Visual attention
    • Visual prioritisation
    • Novice drivers
    • Drivers’ training

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