VISUAL SEARCH AND EYE MOVEMENTS WHILE DRIVING
Underwood, G. and Chapman, P., University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comparisons between experienced drivers and newly qualified drivers are important in that they indicate behaviours in novices that may be implicated in their high accident liability, and that may be susceptible to training. The visual search strategies of novices is one such example, and our eye movement studies of novices have indicated reduced scanning patterns and restricted use of rear view mirrors by novices on roads presenting moving traffic hazards. The present study looks as the sequences of eye fixations made by novices and experienced drivers as they.