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TitleDevelopment of a device suitable for naturalistic studies of passing distances between cyclists and vehicles
AuthorsMackenzie JRR, Thompson JP, Dutschke JK
Year2017
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThere is little understanding of how minimum distance passing laws affect the distance that drivers choose to overtake cyclists in various traffic environments. The Centre for Automotive Safety Research has designed a device intended for use in naturalistic studies of passing distances between cyclists and vehicles. Ten of these devices were built and deployed in a small trial to evaluate their effectiveness. This paper describes the device and its data collecting capabilities along with its performance during the trial. Performance was based on analysing objective data collected from the device as well as survey responses from the participants. Potential improvements to the design of the device for its implementation in naturalistic studies are identified.
Conference NameAustralasian Road Safety Conference
Conference AbbreviationARSC
Conference LocationPerth, Western Australia
Conference Date10-12 October 2017
NotesFull paper available on the ACRS website

http://papers.acrs.org.au/index.cfm?action=main.paper&id=1135

Reference
Mackenzie JRR, Thompson JP, Dutschke JK (2017) 'Development of a device suitable for naturalistic studies of passing distances between cyclists and vehicles', Australasian Road Safety Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 10-12 October 2017.