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Forensic Aspects of Driver Inexperience and Accident Causation

Forensic Aspects of Driver Inexperience and Accident Causation
Genre: Accident reconstruction
Length: 622 Pages
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication Year: 2011
ISBN: 1933264624
According to a recent NHTSA study, the 16-20 year old age group accounts for the most injury, property damage, and fatal crashes per driver. To understand why inexperienced drivers have always been responsible for a significantly disproportionate percentage of collisions, a detailed examination and analysis of multiple traffic scenarios, driving tasks, human behaviors, perceptions and environmental conditions is required.
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Forensic Aspects of Driver Inexperience and Accident Causation draws upon the extensive experience of author Scott Walmsley, who as a driver education instructor has conducted approximately 17,000 on-street instructional sessions over a period of 16 years. As a certified trainer of instructors, Walmsley is fully accredited by the Washington State Department of Licensing to teach other traffic safety educators how to effectively instruct students in defensive driving techniques, proper visual practices, evasive maneuvers and decisive vehicle control skills.

Walmsley has outlined over 50 skill deficiencies common among inexperienced drivers, discussing how these affect perceptions, judgments, behaviors, reactions, decisions, and actions. From this information, the reader is offered specific skill deficiencies that are associated with inexperience and distinct traffic scenarios that result in specific driving errors. All of these errors occurred with frequency and predictability across all inexperienced drivers, giving the reader insight into the human factors that are statistically common among inexperienced drivers.

This book also discusses the emotional and perceptual factors involved in errors among inexperienced drivers. Fear, impatience, aggressiveness, and a sense of entitlement can supplant the logical thought process, thereby increasing errors. Perceptual errors, such as an inability to judge closure rates or gaps in traffic, also lead to specific errors in younger or inexperienced drivers. Most importantly, this book discusses how to remedy these deficiencies with proven instructional techniques that cater specifically to different learning styles.

This seminal book is equally useful to accident reconstructionists, insurance professionals, legal professionals, and driver education instructors, among others. It is a crucial reference text for anyone involved in any capacity with younger or inexperienced drivers, and the crashes that might result from this group. Get your copy today!

Topics Include:

  • Task Execution Process
  • Fifty-Two Skill Deficiencies of Driver Inexperience
  • Unprotected Left Turn Collisions
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Crossing the Centerline
  • Entering Arterials from Stops
  • Collisions Occurring While Entering Traffic from a Curb
  • Collisions Occurring on Approach to Intersections Prior to Turns
  • Collisions Involving Loss of Vehicle Control on Turns
  • Curve-induced Collisions
  • Vehicle-Pedestrian Collisions
  • Uncontrolled Intersection Collisions
  • Vehicle-Bicycle Collisions
  • Vehicle-Motorcycle Collisions
  • Lane Change Collisions
  • Merging Collisions
  • Right Turn on Red Collisions
  • Left Turn on Red Collisions
  • Collisions Occurring During Multiple Lane Turns
  • Collisions at All Way Stops
  • Rear End Collisions
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