Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13959
Title: Driving behavior at transitions from highway to secondary roads: A simulator study
Authors: ARIEN, Caroline 
BRIJS, Kris 
CEULEMANS, Wesley 
JONGEN, Ellen 
DANIELS, Stijn 
BRIJS, Tom 
WETS, Geert 
Issue Date: 2012
Source: 5th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP), Groningen, the Netherlands, 29-31 August 2012
Abstract: This study will investigate the transition from highways to secondary roads. Such transitions require suitable design in order to evoke a mental and behavioral 'reset' in the driver. Two driving simulator studies(60 participants each) are executed to examine the effect of two possible 'reset' moments:(1)the highway exit and (2)the intersection at the junction of the highway exit and the secondary road. In the first experiment four highway exit designs are investigated: (a) straightforward and curved with overall deflection of (b) 45°, (c) 90° and (d) 180°. The junction with the secondary road is a priority intersection. During the second experiment participants first take a 90° deflecting highway exit and then pass by one of the four junction types: (a) traffic lights, (b) priority intersection, (c) roundabout and (d) acceleration lane. Each participant completes two experimental trips which both consist of a highway section followed by a secondary road section and two of the four different design conditions randomly implemented. Speed, lateral control and drivers' mental load (by means of Rating Scale Mental Effort) are investigated.
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13959
Category: C2
Type: Conference Material
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