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Do we really drive as we feel?

Kinnear, N. and Kelly, Steve and Stradling, S. and Thomson, J.A. (2009) Do we really drive as we feel? In: Behavioural research in road safety 2007. Department for Transport, London, pp. 124-135. ISBN 9781904763826

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Learning to drive has been conceptualised as a series of stages which take the learner from mastery of the basic mechanics of driving, through anticipation of other road user's behaviour, to the development of a driving style consistent with the skill achieved in the first two stages (Parker & Stradling, 2002). Deery (1999) suggests that hazard perception is one of the main skills to be acquired in the second stage and that this skill is poorly developed in the inexperienced (and usually young) driver.