Mental models and attentional processes in car driving

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In Germany about thirty percent of traffic accidents per year are caused by young, inexperienced drivers. Besides the fact that younger drivers tend to underestimate dangers and risks (eg Brown, Groeger and Biehl, 1988; Fuller 1988), young drivers may be less skilled and knowledgeable simply because of their lack of training and experience. From the psychological point of view raising experience in car driving has the following consequences: automation of cognitive control and motor processes; enhancement of the state of knowledge about various traffic situations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDriver behaviour and training : Volume 2
EditorsLisa Dorn
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date27.10.2005
ISBN (print)9780754644309, 0754644308
ISBN (electronic)9781315094786
Publication statusPublished - 27.10.2005
Event2nd International Conference in Driver Behaviour and Training - DB & T 2005 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 15.11.200517.11.2005
Conference number: 2