Comparing Driving Performance Among Trained and Untrained Drivers Using a Driving Simulator

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01619202
First received: June 6, 2012
Last updated: October 22, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine differences in driving performance on a simulated driving assessment between novice teen drivers who receive the Risk Anticipation-Perception Training (RAPT) program and novice teen drivers who do not receive the training program.


Condition Intervention
Prevention Harmful Effects
Accidents, Traffic
Accident Prevention
Behavioral: Risk Anticipation -Perception Training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Comparison of Driving Performance Among Trained and Untrained Novice Drivers: Validation of a Multidimensional Simulated Driving Assessment

Further study details as provided by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Simulated driving performance measured by the number of errors made or the lack thereof, during a series of simulated drives. [ Time Frame: at least 1 week after training or enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Simulated driving performance will be measured by the number of driving errors made during the simulated drives. The simulated driving performance will be compared across each arm, Intervention and Control. Intervention arm: Simulated driving performance will be measured at least 1 week after completion of the RAPT (Hazard Awareness) training program; Control arm: Simulated driving performance will be measured after enrollment and completion of pre-assessment measures.


Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Risk Anticipation-Perception Training
Complete the Risk Anticipation-Perception Training (RAPT) program
Behavioral: Risk Anticipation -Perception Training
Web-based computer training program designed to teach novice teen drivers how to properly scan for hazards
Other Name: RAPT
No Intervention: No training program
Does not complete the Risk Anticipation-Perception Training (RAPT) program

Detailed Description:

Motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of death among teens in the United States. Teen drivers (ages 16 to 19) are four times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than adult drivers (ages 25 to 69). Driving simulators are a safer alternative to on-road assessments that are often affordable and can provide experimental control for research. Though driving simulators have advantages for evaluating driving performance in teens, there are gaps in the literature on the validity of a multidimensional outcome of driving performance in a simulator. To further examine the validity of a multidimensional measure of driving performance in a simulator, we compare simulated driving performance among teens who are trained hazard anticipation-perception training and those who are not.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Holds a valid driver's license for less than or equal to 180 days
  • 16 - 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Self-reports claustrophobia, migraine headaches, and/or motion sickness
  • Females who are pregnant
  • Previously participated in another CHOP driving simulator study
  • Non-English Speaking
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01619202

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Flaura K Winston, MD, PhD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01619202     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-009288
Study First Received: June 6, 2012
Last Updated: October 22, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:
accident prevention
Adolescent
examination, automobile driver
Driving simulator
Young drivers
Driving education

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014