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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-11-0106
Project Name:   Driver Behavior on Horizontal Curves Pilot Study
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  December 1, 2011
End Date:  June 30, 2012
Contact Information
Last Name:  Shurbutt
First Name:  Jim
Telephone:  202-493-3420
E-mail:  jimmy.shurbutt@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:   Human Factors Team [HRDS-30]
Program:   Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Laboratory:   Human Factors Laboratory
Project detail
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.
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.
FHWA Topics:   Safety--Local and Rural Road Safety
TRT Terms:   Highway Curves
Rural Roads
Safety
Research
Driver Errors
Simulation
FHWA Disciplines:   Safety
Subject Areas:   Safety and Human Factors

 

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