Attention Blue Light! Evaluation of the training "Road safety during blue light driving" by the German Traffic Safety Council (DVR) and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)

Project No. FF-FP 0366

Status:

ongoing

Aims:

The risk for an accident during blue light driving compared to normal driving is significantly higher. A high number of accidents traces back to the driver. Especially with an increasing number of operations road safety is an important goal. At the moment there is no uniform and standardized training course for drivers; however, the German Traffic Safety Council and the German Social Accident Insurance developed a one-day simulator-based training especially for blue light driving. Goal of our project is therefore a multi-method evaluation of this training on the levels of reaction, learning, behavior and results. If necessary, it is planned to develop potential improvements and to determine boundary conditions for training success.

Activities/Methods:

To ensure generalizability of results, the trainings will be conducted by experienced trainers in the urban and rural areas of Munich and Dresden. The four evaluation levels will be tested with a Solomon experimental design:

  1. Level of reaction: Survey of acceptance and satisfaction with the training
  2. Level of learning: Measurement of changes in attitudes regarding road safety and risk propensity as well as knowledge gain
  3. Level of behavior: Test of changes in driving behavior in real traffic via telemetric data tracking (e.g. longitudinal and lateral accelerations)
  4. Level of results: Evaluation of economic key performance indicators as well as measurement of stress and strain during blue light driving based on psychological tests, questionnaires and physiological data. Relevant confounders (e.g. experience) and parameters of process evaluation (e.g. composition of training participants) are also recorded.

Last Update:

22-Jul-2014

Project

Financed by:
  • Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e. V. (DGUV)
Research institution(s):
  • IPASUM M├╝nchen
Branche(s):

health service

Type of hazard:

mental stress factors, mechanical hazards

Catchwords:

prevention, qualification, education, didactics etc., traffic accidents

Description, key words:

Blue Light, Road safety, emergency drive