Hazard Perception: Does Experience Matter?

A. A. Ab Rashid and M. K. A. Ibrahim

Abstract: Hazard perception is a critical skill in driving. Without which, drivers have high chances to get involved in crashes. Previous study in literature highlighted that hazard perception test may not be a suitable diagnostic tool in distinguishing novice and experienced drivers. Current study aimed to replicate this finding, but involved drivers with more experience than the one in literature. The results revealed that while both less- and more-experienced drivers are identical in terms of reaction time to hazards, the former group recognised less hazards than the latter.

Keywords: Hazard perception, experience, age

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