Regarding computer modelings of drivers’ response times, Dr. Paul Olson wrote: “The investigator who wishes to estimate response time for some situation not covered by one or more studies is forced to take his knowledge of the literature and extrapolate in an effort to estimate what it would be in the situation under consideration. Beyond question, having a general purpose model would be a very real advantage. Such an effort has been undertaken by Muttart (2003).”p.248
IDRR and the work by Dr. Muttart is a thorough literature review of driver behavior research. This has welcomed numerous appreciations and praise from professionals from across the industry and beyond.
Forensic Aspects of Driver Perception and Response, 3rd Edition, 2010.
Human Factors in Traffic Safety, San Diego, CA: Lawyers and Judges Publishing, 2015.
“Muttart’s work is important and represents a significant contribution in trying to deal with the real-world problems of driver PRT. The equations have been packaged and are being marketed [in IDRR], presumably to the persons involved in the investigation of traffic accidents. The work represents a significant and valuable addition to our understanding of the driver PRT.” p. 100-103.
Forensic Aspects of Driver Perception and Response,
4th Edition, 2015.
“Muttart’s work represents a significant breakthrough in trying to deal with real-world problems of driver PRT” p. 404
Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction”, December, 2018.
Society of Automotive Engineers, Troy Michigan. “Research by Muttart over the last two decades has done much to advance the way that accident reconstructionists evaluate perception-response times. Muttart’s work has demonstrated that perception-response times are situation dependent and that there is variability in the response times within a population of drivers. Muttart’s work has given reconstructionists the ability to apply these ideas to their practice by developing mathematical equations for predicting driver perception-response times for various situations and implementing these equations in his software, I.DRR (Interactive Driver Response Research)” p. 258