lifelongdriving.org is hosted by the Accident Research Unit, based in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. We are a group of transport psychologists with a combined research expertise of over 80 years in the field of road user safety. We have published over 100 papers on articles as diverse as mobile phone distraction, autistic driving, simulated driving, road-side advertisements, motorcycle crash risk, novice drivers, eye movements while driving and hazard perception. As transport psychologists we typically test drivers in our laboratories, or in our simulators, or even on real roads, in order to assess how to best improve driver safety. During these investigations, we often develop novel tests or questionnaires, and lifelongdriving.org can now provide us with a way of making these tests public. While we are starting small, with just a handful of tests, we hope to add to this over the coming years to create a resource that will be valued by all road users.
We are also still conducting studies, and will place tests on this site that we will collect data from to help us further develop new ways to assess and improve driver behaviour. All data is treated very carefully according to our Privacy Statement.
Do visit us at our homepage at the Accident Research Unit, or visit our new testing facilities at the Nottingham Integrated Transport and Environmental Simulation facility (NITES). NITES incorporates two state-of-the-art driving simulators and an instrumented on-road vehicle for real world testing. It also includes a bicycle simulator, and boasts the most realistic virtual route available in the UK.