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Education Program

For more than 20 years, we have been an accredited provider of continuing education programs for insurance and legal professionals.

We offer more than 250 continuing education presentations on a wide and growing range of topics. Presentations are typically offered at no cost and customizable based on client group size and location.

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Continuing

Education Program

HUMANS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO BIAS.

For more than 20 years, we have been an accredited provider of continuing education programs for insurance and legal professionals.

We offer more than 250 continuing education presentations on a wide and growing range of topics. Presentations are typically offered at no cost and customizable based on client group size and location.

LEARN MORE

RESOURCE CENTER

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Response
February 28, 2024

What is Responseā„¢? Who is it for?

Discover Responseā„¢: The Pinnacle of Driver Behavior Research Responseā„¢, formerly known as IDRR (Interactive Driver Response Research), is a groundbreaking software that aggregates over 800 research studies, illuminating the reactions…
Response
September 30, 2023

Human Factors Expert – Who, What, Why?

Human Factors is the scientific study of how people interact with their environment, with the ultimate goal of identifying our abilities and limitations as we navigate complex systems like roadways.…
Response
September 29, 2023

What is PRT?

PRT is Perception Response Time. While often confused with reaction time, PRT is the time from when drivers recognize a hazardous scenario to when drivers start to respond in an…

Published Papers

While we cover many areas of research our published papers are focused across Driver Response Times and Nighttime Recognition.

Published Papers

MORE PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE

Published Papers

While we cover many areas of research our published papers are focused across Driver Response Times and Nighttime Recognition.

Driver response time in cut-off scenarios from the Second Strategic Highway Research Program Naturalistic Database

Transportation research record
2676 (2), 706-717

Swaroop Dinakar, Jeffrey W Muttart, Darlene E Edewaard, Michael Giannone, Connor Dickson (2022)

Driversā€™ Responses to Lead Vehicles: Thresholds for Triggering an Emergency Response, Age Differences, Crash Risks, and Influence of Secondary Task Engagement

SAE Technical Paper, 01-0898

Jeffrey Muttart, Swaroop Dinakar, Darlene Edewaard (2021)

Factors that Influence Drivers' Responses to Slower-Moving or Stopped Lead Vehicles

SAE Technical Paper, 01-0890

JW Muttart, M Kuzel, S Dinakar, S Gernhard-Macha (2021)

Podcasts and Videos

Welcome to Response

Response Overview

Angular Path Intrusion

ON-DEMAND CONTENT

Scientific Methods to Evaluate a Driver Response

Comparative Approach Backed By Numbers

  • Eliminate bias from your analysis
  • Donā€™t try to read the mind of the driver
  • Don’t use a random or ā€œaverageā€ number – every crash is different
  • Apply the research to the fact and circumstances of your case

As crash investigators, it is essential to analyze every crash with a sound and accepted methodology. This presentation discusses how to apply a time-honored methodology when analyzing a driver’s response. The methodology involves comparing a given data point (your case) to a larger dataset (all peer reviewed research). Following this methodology allows an investigator to assess the behavior of a driver relative to how other drivers responded in a similar situation from research.

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Driver Research Institute actively engages in industry events and hosts informative webinars, sharing valuable knowledge about human factors. Through our participation and educational initiatives, we consistently work to contribute to the field, promote understanding, and empower others with insights into this crucial discipline.

ON-DEMAND EVENTS

Advanced Human Factors in Traffic Crashes and Analysis of Driversā€™ Responses

In many crash reconstruction cases, the key questions to be answered involve some aspect of human behavior: reaction times (and delays), perception, visibility, impairment and so on. Advanced Analysis of...
ON-DEMAND EVENTS

3 DAY RESPONSE TRAINING VIA ZOOM

JOIN OUR VERY FIRST ZOOM ā€œRESPONSEā€ TRAINING: Instruction and thorough review of the new cloud-based platform RESPONSE. Review and discussion of new and updated research. Step by step case studies...
ON-DEMAND EVENTS

Human Factors in Traffic Crash Reconstruction (Intro)

This introductory course examines a variety of human factors to determine ā€œwhyā€ a collision occurred. We utilize lectures, discussions, in-class demonstrations and outside field exercises to give you an appreciation...
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What the Data tells Us About Human Factors & Driver Response

We have conducted more scientific research into driver, rider and pedestrian response (forensics) than anyone else in the field. From test tracks to simulator and naturalistic studies.

We have processed data out of SHRP2 across 3500 automobiles, 1000 crashes and 3500 near crashes in addition to peer review journals and the numerous conferences we attend. The best research takes research by others and builds upon it. We of course also author our own research and are notified when others cite ours.

What the Data tells Us About Human Factors & Driver Response.

We have conducted more scientific research into driver, rider and pedestrian response (forensics) than anyone else in the field. From test tracks to simulator and naturalistic studies.

We have processed data out of SHRP2 across 3500 automobiles, 1000 crashes and 3500 near crashes in addition to peer review journals and the numerous conferences we attend. The best research takes research by others and builds upon it. We of course also author our own research and are notified when others cite ours.

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From private consulting to software and training, along with our events and seminars, let us know how we can help you.

Interested in Working with us?

From private consulting to software and training, along with our events and seminars, let us know how we can help you.

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