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ERIC Number: EJ783451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-10
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0160-8061
Increasing Turn Signal Use by Drivers Exiting a University Parking Garage: A Comparison of Passive and Mediated Prompting
Clayton, Michael; Myers, Emily
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, v27 n4 p53-61 Jan 2008
The present study attempted to further existing literature on increasing safe driving practices through visual prompts by targeting turn signal use at a 4-way intersection. Drivers exiting a university parking garage were presented with a visual prompt ("Please Signal and Drive Safely") and then observed for turn signal use while entering an intersection a short time later. In addition, the effectiveness of posted signs (passive prompting) was compared to signs held by a student volunteer (mediated prompting) using a reversal (ABACA) design. The interventions increased turn signal use from a baseline of 68% to 89% and 85% for passive prompts and mediated prompts, respectively.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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