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Britta Lang

Christopher Bullock Award, 2009

The proposed research deals with drivers’ perception of risk which influences their driving decisions and is therefore extremely relevant for measures encouraging safer driving styles.

Several studies using digitally altered video sequences from the driver’s perspective have demonstrated that feeling of risk increases linearly with driving speed, whilst the objective risk of a crash is only weakly related to driving speed.  The project aims to expand on a recent study carried out by Miss Lang in the TRL driving simulator aimed to further investigate the association between subjective and objective risk and task difficulty across young, middle-aged and older drivers.