Accession Number : AD0696349

Title :   DECREMENT IN SKILL OBSERVED AFTER SEVEN HOURS OF CAR DRIVING,

Corporate Author : MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CAMBRIDGE (ENGLAND) APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Brown,I. D.

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The performance of car drivers was assessed in city traffic at 9 a.m. and 4-15 p.m. on two days. On one they also drove alone between the test; on the other they did laboratory work. Six experienced drivers judged performance on the p.m. test to be worse when driving had continued. The decrement was related to perceptual skills, courtesy shown towards other road users, and motor skills. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS, ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), REDUCTION), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), URBAN AREAS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, TIME, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, DATA PROCESSING, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE