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Increasing Motorcycle Conspicuity

Design and Assessment of Interventions to Enhance Rider Safety, 1st Edition

By Lars Rößger, Michael G. Lenné

CRC Press

258 pages

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It’s a widely recognised trend that powered-two-wheelers' (PTWs) use has been steadily increasing and is projected to increase further. While providing benefits to the community in the form of reduced traffic congestion and environmental benefits, the risks to PTW riders remain and visibility will always be a key issue. Increasing Motorcycle Conspicuity aims to illustrate how driving simulation, field studies and laboratory experiments can be used to improve rider safety through the design and evaluation of a range of safety measures. The book outlines the factors that contribute to PTW visibility and detection by car drivers, and presents case studies to illustrate how the various methods can be used to explore the contribution of these factors. The final chapter of the book highlights the utility of a simulation-based approach to improving PTW safety and discusses this method’s future applications. The case studies collected within the volume cover phases of the design of conspicuity treatments and provide a broad spectrum of empirical strategies for assessing the interventions. The book is most directly relevant to researchers and applied scientists from the fields of traffic/transportation psychology and human factors, as well as to practitioners from the traffic safety sector.

About the Authors

Lars Rößger is Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Unit of Traffic and Transportation Psychology at the Faculty of Traffic Sciences, University of Technology Dresden. Over the past 10 years he has been engaged in several national and international funded research projects dealing with various issues of applied psychology in the traffic and transportation sector. His main research interest include drivers’ attitudes and behavioural changes, human decision-making in the context of traffic related decisions and drivers’ visual attention and its means of measuring. Results of his research work are published in peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters both on national and international level. His current research focuses on time perception and route related decisions in simulation scenarios. Mike Lenné is an Adjunct Professor (Research) at the Monash Injury Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia. He was awarded a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Monash University in 1998, and in 2014 was made a Professor at the Monash University Accident Research Centre where he had led the Human Factors research team for nearly eight years. His research over the past 15 years has centred on the measurement of human performance using human-in-the-loop simulation across road, rail, and military settings. While widely published, his research has had significant impacts on road safety policy and practice. His current research examines the impact of intersection and rail level crossing design on road user performance, and the role of distraction and drowsiness in crashes and development of associated countermeasures. Professor Geoff Underwood is Director of the Accident Research Unit at the University of Nottingham, and has served as the Head of the School of Psychology at Nottingham. His degrees are from the University of London (BSc, DSc) and the University of Sheffield (PhD). He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS) and a Fellow of the R

About the Series

Human Factors, Simulation and Performance Assessment

Ongoing advances in lower-cost technologies are supporting a substantive growth worldwide in the use of simulation and naturalistic performance assessment methods for research, training and operational purposes in domains such as road, rail, aviation, mining and healthcare. However, this has not been accompanied by a similar growth in the expertise required to develop and use such systems for evaluating human performance. Whether for research or practitioner purposes, many of the challenges in assessing operator performance, both using simulation and in natural environments, are common. What performance measures should be used, what technology can support the collection of these measures across the different designs, how can other methods and performance measures be integrated to complement objective data, how should behaviours be coded and the performance standards measured and defined? How can these approaches be used to support product development and training, and how can performance within these complex systems be validated? This series addresses a shortfall in knowledge and expertise by providing a unique and dedicated forum for researchers and experienced users of simulation and field-based assessment methods to share practical experiences and knowledge in sufficient depth to facilitate delivery of practical guidance.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Transportation
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety