Internal Reference Material
Documents or useful internally generated downloads are as follows (click link to display in new tab or right click and “save as” to download):
Submission to Parliamentary StaySafe Committee Having a four page discussion of what is involved in doing this project and how it might go, then a historical presentation of the original website as it stood at “going public” day. Whilst the Annexures are amusing for what they do and don’t contain, better to use the present day version for all practical purposes!
External Reference Material
There is a lot of very interesting and relevant reference info in the public domain. Some of note, in no particular order, are as follows (click link to display in new tab or right click and “save as” to download):
AAMI – top 5 car accident types infographic – there you have it, one simple but pretty telling definition of the nature of the problem – human beings can be so fickle and careless. Because they haven’t found out the hard way how much getting this stuff right matters…
NSW Road Toll Daily – 2017-02-16 Spelling out the grisly details of people who did find out the hard way, but didn’t live to do anything about it! For the most current data of this and other relevant info, see here.
Human Interface Technology Lab – Motion Sickness this is a simple explanation and the same text was seen on the website in 2005; this tidier copy from 2015. Goodness knows what happened to the grant as there is no sign of follow up work. They seem to be on the right path but, since it is a millennium era article, they were missing the technology to allow them to prove it.
Motor Magazine May2014 – Teaching Drivers The Skills They Need A cynical but commonplace and somewhat valid view that spells out what are seen as the systemic failures of driver training.
Recognising the true potential of technology to change behaviour a good reference doc when it comes to auditing lesson plans for effectiveness.
Global status report on road safety 2015 a pretty sobering definition of the scale of the problem.
World Health Organisation Road Toll Strategy-Launch shows the good will and intent to try and find real ways to tackle the road toll problem on a global front.
WHO_Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 building on the goodwill and intent at a global level, this details how implementation is intended to work.
IAM-Young drivers full report this is very helpful detailed data that will inform the development of lesson plans.
Identifying programs to reduce road trauma to ACT motorcyclists despite the apparently narrow title much of the content is directly translatable to human behaviour and has some useful focussing info around that.
Dr Chris Chambers, School of Psychology, Cardiff University bound to be good value having a chat to this gentleman and his team.
HandsFree Phone Safety surprise surprise, hands free makes no discernible improvement and needs to go! However I personally make choices about when and how I use the ph and I tell the person I am talking to if they are losing my attention. I do it, but can it be trained as a conscious choice by others to use the thing in a responsible way? It is a pretty important topic that deserves lots of attention.
Psychology – The Dunning-Kruger effect in action a bubble we will well and truly burst for our fellow humans!
The Fundamental Attribution Error – Slow Drivers are All Idiots Probably one of the biggest tasks here is to tackle this FAE stuff head on.
Fundamental attribution error – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Herein lies one of those core human truths that need to be clearly seen for what it is and used to help get the required outcomes, rather than a wall to be pushed over.
Crazy Canadian Law to Make Picking Your Nose While Driving Illegal maybe you agree with the content, maybe you don’t – but the core thing going on here is driver’s are choosing to distract themselves – they need to see that as a big deal and act accordingly – we are going to help them do so!
failures of visual attention The Rich Drive Differently, a Study Suggests – NYTimes yep, will will even take on snobby rich kids – may even have a few bmw writeoffs mounted to get them to feel comfortable before they have their various epiphanies!
Paying Attention a good reference doc when it comes to formulating lesson plans.
Provoked driver aggression and status – a field study more definition of problem behaviours.
Road rage – a domain for psychological intervention_ could be a tough nut to crack, but people vulnerable to this sort of behaviour need to have “consequences” loom large when they contemplate such choices.
Police Journal 1997 Research into Causes and Manifestations of Aggression in Car Driving a useful area to follow up on.
Road rage some useful definitions and guidance for setting up lesson plans.
Driving speed changes and subjective estimates of time savings, accident risks and braking – Svenson – 2008 – Applied Cognitive Psychology – Wiley Online Library how relevant is this conventional thinking approach? It needs to be properly assessed.
Illusion of control another good reference doc when it comes to formulating lesson plans.
Sensation seeking and risky driving_ a review and synthesis of the literature pretty sure those lesson plans are going to tackle this one head on!
Risky and aggressive driving in young adults – Personality matters pretty sure those lesson plans are going to tackle this one head on too!
Traffic psychology another good reference doc when it comes to formulating lesson plans.
Bad Driving – What Are We Thinking – Science; theguardian a layman’s explanation of what we need to tackle when it comes to formulating lesson plans.
Road Survival Guide – Fighter Pilot Perspective pretty good blend of a layman’s explanation of what we need to tackle and a lot of useful technical commentary when it comes to formulating lesson plans.
Cycle Torque Nov 2010 & Jan 2011 Extracts some really hard hitting reality observations on the road toll by a few ex-policemen. Ultimately is a cautionary tale about how hard it may be getting bureaucracy to move to a training regime such as is proposed here. However optimism reigns supreme, as nothing like this has ever been done before!
Older Drivers In Driving Simulator – Matt Romoser Presentation very valid and interesting observations; will be a useful guide formulating lesson plans / assessment techniques for this demographic.
Simulator Sickness Effects Of Field Of View Vision an ~2000 article doing the research and confirming modern VR headsets will be fine from a field of view perspective.
Simulator Sickness Doctorate Paper 2002 a great reference paper for this topic.
Simulator Sickness 2001 solid research to prove there is a problem with simulator sickness, but hindsight says the tests themselves were providing the wrong vestibular cues, so hardly surprising the problem was proven!
Simulator Sickness IEA 2000 more great research to define the simulator sickness problem, but again the tests themselves were inadvertently set up to create a sickness response – they just wouldn’t have known it at the time!
Simulation Sickness and VR – 1996 here is the really nitty gritty explanation of what is going on to induce a sickness effect. Whilst this paper says the true cause/s can’t be properly identified, it then goes on to spell out all the key factors in a way that sadly far too many following researchers seem to have simply ignored.
ProView Headset 1998 Pricing & Specs wow, $40k for an AR headset (called ST for See Through back then)
Aug 96 Real Time Graphics Newsletter Check out all the groovy headsets on page 9!