Driver-training and emergency brake performance in cars with antilock braking systems

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Title Driver-training and emergency brake performance in cars with antilock braking systems
Author Petersen, Andrew; Barrett, Rod; Morrison, Steven
Journal Name Safety Science
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of a two-day post-license driver-training program on brake performance in cars with antilock braking systems (ABS). A trainee group (n = 26) and a control group (n = 13) participated in the experiment. The trainee group were enrolled in a two-day training course that included instruction in a braking technique that may be used in cars with and without ABS. All participants performed emergency brake tests from 80 and 100 km h−1 in an instrumented car before and after the training period. Results indicated the post-training group used a smoother braking profile, were less reliant on ABS activation, had enhanced postural stability, but took about one car length longer to stop from 100 km h−1 compared with the control group. Implications of these results for braking in cars with and without ABS, and for driver education programs in general are discussed.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2006.05.006
Volume 44
Issue Number 10
Page from 905
Page to 917
ISSN 0925-7535
Date Accessioned 2006-12-05
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Health Institute; Centre for Musculoskeletal Research
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Biomechanics; PRE2009-Motor Control
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/14210
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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