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Forensic Aspects of Driver Perception and Response

Forensic Aspects of Driver Perception and Response
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Genres: Accident reconstruction, Personal injury
Length: 336 Pages
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc
Publication Year: 2015
ISBN: 1936360330
This brand new fourth edition of Forensic Aspects of Driver Perception and Response contains invaluable new information you need to know about driver perception and response and related human factors and design issues.
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Overview

This brand new fourth edition of Forensic Aspects of Driver Perception and Response contains invaluable new information you need to know about driver perception and response and related human factors and design issues. This text contains the most current information available in the area of driver perception and perception-response time. All existing chapters have been expanded, providing in-depth coverage of areas such as light reflecting surfaces, visibility enhancing materials, driver age, gender and experience, fatigue, reaction time, speed perception and vehicle size, vehicle lighting and marking, glare, roadway design and the driver, work zones, railroad grade crossings, roadway signage, weather and driving and driver distraction. Additionally, a new chapter has been added covering the proliferation of in-vehicle technology and its relationship to the driver. If you work with driver perception and response cases in any capacity, this book is an invaluable addition to your reference library.

Topics Include:

  • Human factors in accident reconstruction
  • Human variability and expectancy
  • Light and its measurement
  • Vision, audition, vibration and the processing of information
  • Measurement of visual performance
  • Driver age, gender and experience
  • Effects of fatigue
  • Use of mirrors
  • Conspicuity
  • Driver sensation and perception
  • Judgments of speed and distance
  • The driver’s field of view
  • The visibility provided by vehicle lighting systems
  • Lighting sources other than vehicle headlamps
  • Evaluation of visibility in the field
  • Use of nighttime photography
  • Roadway design and the driver
  • Work zones
  • Railroad grade crossings
  • Auditory issues
  • Driver perception-response time
  • Weather and driving
  • The older driver
  • Driver distraction
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