The Visual Behavior and Performance of Young Drivers in Construction Zones and Nighttime DrivingAuthor/Presenter: Stuck, Tyler
Teens and young drivers are overrepresented in motor vehicle accidents. From the years 1999 to 2019, the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24 involved motor vehicle traffic. Young drivers being killed in automotive accidents is not only a problem for the United States but for other countries as well. The World Health Organization has determined that the leading cause of death for children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 29 was from road traffic. Inexperience is the most accepted factor leading to these accidents. The visual behavior of young drivers is negatively affected by inexperience and is considered to be a major factor contributing to accidents. Due to the frequency of traffic accidents involving young drivers, research focusing on the effect of inexperience on young drivers’ visual behavior is necessary. In this study researchers focus on the visual behavior of young and older drivers under different visibility and driving conditions to determine if there is an effect of inexperience on driver’s visual behavior.