A comparative study of two hazard handling training methods for novice drivers

  • Published: Traffic injury prevention, 11(5), 483-491. 2010
  • Authors: Wang, Y. B., Zhang, W., & Salvendy, G.
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2014
  • Last Update: 01 Feb 2014
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To compare two methods of training hazard perception – simulator error training and video error training.


Two groups of participants were trained using either desktop simulator (active hazard error condition) or watching videos of errors being made by other people. Later both groups tested in full mission simulator.

Key Findings:

  • Simulator trained group showed better hazard respond and handling than video trained group.


Novice drivers, Error training, Driving simulation, Hazard handling, Hazard perception


Recent work on the role of simulators in HP training.