Development and Validity of Chinese Hazard Perception Test

  • Long SunEmail author
  • Shuang Li
  • Ruosong Chang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 527)


Due to the evidence supporting the notion that drivers’ hazard perception ability was associated with their accident involvement, many reaction time-based hazard perception tests were developed for driver training and licensing. The present study aimed to develop a video-based hazard perception test and validate it in Chinese drivers. Seventy-two video clips were shown to 41 experienced drivers and 57 novice drivers. Drivers were asked to click the left mouse button quickly when they detected a potential hazard. The data revealed a 35 video-based test. Novice drivers responded to the hazards significantly slower than did experienced drivers, controlling for gender, age, and years of education. The differences in response latencies between accident-free and accident-involved drivers indicated the test was highly useful for Chinese drivers. These findings suggested that the test was a reliable and valid tool for assessing Chinese drivers’ hazard perception ability.


Hazard perception Driving experience Chinese drivers 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

The study was approved by the Logistics Department for Civilian Ethics Committee of Liaoning Normal University.

All subjects who participated in the experiment were provided with and signed an informed consent form.

All relevant ethical safeguards have been met with regard to subject protection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PsychologyLiaoning Normal UniversityDalianChina

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