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Here we look at some of the literature on driver attention and how this affects accident likelihood.

Key points: Driver attention failures leading to collisions. Individual-level mechanisms influencing accident probability.

Key reading

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Herslund, M-B. & Jørgensen, N.O. (2003). Looked-but-failed-to-see errors in traffic. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 35, 885-891.

> Summala, H., Pasanen, E., Räsänen, M., & Sievänen, J. (1996). Bicycle accidents and drivers’ visual search at left and right turns. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 28, 147-153.

> Walker, I. (in revision). Psychological factors affecting the safety of vulnerable road users: A review of the literature. Download here [This is a nice, easy-to-read paper I wrote a while ago which covers quite a bit on attention and vulnerable road users]