高齢運転者の高速道路事故多発地点における安全確認とリスク認知特性の検討  [in Japanese] A Study Investigating the Characteristics of Elderly Drivers' Scanning Behavior and Risk Perception at an Accident Prone Area of an Expressway  [in Japanese]

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<p>As Japan is facing the prospect of becoming a super-aging society in the near future, prevention of traffic accidents caused by the elderly has been one of the most important issues. However, as few studies have investigated how elderly drivers behave in real traffic conditions, especially expressways, we have few references for planning countermeasures to reduce elderlies' accidents. To address this, we performed an experiment with 26 elderly and 14 non-elderly drivers at the Kashiwara toll barrier (TB), which is known as the most accident-prone spot in the Kansai region. In our previous study, we analyzed each subject's gaze position data and evaluated his scanning behavior while checking around for safety. As a result, we learned that the elderly performed significantly less scanning behavior for safety checking at the TB than the non-elderly. Based on these results, in order to learn why elderly drivers behave in a risky manner, in this paper we examine the interview data from each subject concerning how he perceived the risk of the surrounding traffic while driving. The finding of this paper is that the elderly drivers were unable to appropriately perceive increasing risk when approaching the TB, thus leading to risky behavior.</p>

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Traffic Pschology

    Japanese Journal of Traffic Pschology 32(1), 1-17, 2016

    Japanese Association of Traffic Psychology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007830257
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN1006799X
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    0910-9749
  • NDL Article ID
    028541332
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-1674
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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