The nature of errors made by drivers

Paul Salmon, Kristie Lee Young, Michael Graeme Lenne, Amy Rose Williamson, Nebojsa Tomasevic

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report


It is important that we understand the factors and conditions that shape driver behaviour – those conditions within the road transport system that contribute to driver error and the situations where driver non-compliance to road regulations is likely. This report presents the findings derived from a program of research investigating the nature of errors made by drivers, involving a literature review and an on-road study. The review indicates that, despite significant investigation, the role of different error types in road traffic crashes remains unclear, as does the role of the wider road transport system failures in driver error causation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney NSW Australia
Commissioning bodyAustroads Ltd
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print)9781921709685
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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