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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-11-0106
Project Name: Driver Behavior on Horizontal Curves Pilot Study
Status: Completed
Last Name:Shurbutt
First Name:Jim
Office: Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:Human Factors Team
Project Description:The minisimulator will be used to perform an experimental evaluation determining the effect familiarity with roadway, inattention, being in a hurry, and other possible variables have on driver performance on rural two-lane roadways with horizontal curves.
Laboratories: Human Factors Laboratory
Start Date: December 1, 2011
End Date: June 30, 2012
Goals:The key project objective is to gain a better understanding of critical precrash events occurring before run-off-road (ROR) crashes on rural two-lane roadways with horizontal curves.
Test Methodology: Participants will be exposed to variables in simulation.
Expected Benefits:The expected benefit is to gain a better understanding of driver precrash behavior.
Keywords: Highway Curves
Rural Roads
Driver Errors
Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors