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How do time pressured drivers estimate speed and time ?

Abstract : The purpose of this laboratory study was to investigate the influence of time pressure on the perception of speed and duration in driving situations. Participants provided estimations of speed and performed both productions and reproductions of time durations, based on traffic films. The experimental films were made from a driver's point of view within a moving car, and audio-recorded instructions invited participants to imagine that they were driving while under time pressure or while relaxed. The results obtained using this within-participant design support the hypothesis that time pressure promotes fast driving, and may induce an underestimation of speed and trip-related durations, the latter of which suggests that time pressure modulates time perception. Some of these effects were mediated by the emotional impact of time pressure. Links between time perception and speed were also observed. The discussion makes reference to internal clock models and focuses on the practical consequences of these results.
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Stéphanie Coeugnet, Holly Miller, Françoise Anceaux, Janick Naveteur. How do time pressured drivers estimate speed and time ?. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier, 2013, 55, pp.211-218. ⟨10.1016/j.aap.2013.02.040⟩. ⟨hal-03651345⟩

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