Smarter Driver: Glancing, the unsung driver's technique
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Smarter Driver: Glancing, the unsung driver's technique

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-- Simply put younger drivers have accidents and roughly five times the rate. A more experienced drivers and see their parents' generation. Who -- -- only account for about half that. -- an experiment was done -- University of Massachusetts at Amherst to train young drivers and what they call wrapped. Risk awareness and perception -- It basically turns peripheral awareness while driving into a crude sort of computer games awarding points if you see what's around -- So the research program was trying to -- getting younger drivers to recognize these threats from many peripheral collateral areas. Not just the Linear space in front of and behind their -- They got the recognition -- -- -- peripheral hazards up to about 65%. In young drivers. Compared to just 37%. In the untrained ones. They'll -- -- have kind of a similar issue. As drivers get -- they realize their reactions are slowing and they tend to slow down their driving and increase their gap quite a bit. As a result frontal impacts among 78. Year old go to quite dramatically but -- attacks go way up. So researcher's -- got older drivers who for example scanned the area around the -- they're making a turn and not just the area where there are pointing back to. -- the -- team got older drivers decide -- at a rate of around 83%. Up from an untrained 44%. It helped that this group was real receptive to the input they noted. Because they were all quite afraid of losing their driving privilege should they have a lot of -- This may -- incredibly. Sort of basic. And I've -- it is but the more I read about this kind of researched the more possible it keeps coming up. You gotta face the driving task is one that is not Linear as these -- on the road suggest but that is a 360 -- It's one of the habits it drops away from many classes of drivers pulled. Young and perhaps those that are just distracted or bored with the tax so its key that we all there and behind. Checked the -- three zones what's going on Friday a Linear. What's going on around you and the sides and what's going on behind you through your mirrors or cameras technology. These are all areas that it pays to doubles and.

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