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good IAM magazine article on Driver Psychology

Postby tfdodo » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:44 pm

p34 of 'Advanced Driving' contains new research on how attitudes affect driving risk.
Specifically, a hierarchy of different levels of skills and ability types that affect driver risk.

This puts a formal framework to some stuff I think many of us suspect intuitively - from my banging on about "needing skills, attention and attitude" and flippant comments that "I want to live forever (at least as far as motorcycling is concerned)" to a (common-sense?) suspicion that you're better off with a well-adjusted risk-averse rider with mediocre skills, rather that a rider who believes they'll live forever whatever they do, even if they have high levels of skill and quick reactions.

Its a bit like 'Maslows hierarchy of needs' for driving attitudes - before you run away its not that complicated, it goes:
1 Goals for Life
2 Goals and context of driving
3 Mastering traffic situations
4 Vehicle Manouvreing

with each setting the context for the levels below it. Roadcraft largely assumes (4), majors on (3), and the latest editions dabble in (1) and (2).

Worth a read.
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Re: good IAM magazine article on Driver Psychology

Postby Horse » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:06 pm

It's called the GDE (or 'Gadget') Matrix, and has been around for some time. It's interesting to 'rate' variations of training against it . . .

Have a Googlefest :)

http://www.cieca.be/download/MERITFinaReportEn.pdf

http://www.msf-usa.org/imsc/proceedings ... norway.pdf < Note that they implemented their new course structure in 2005 . . .
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