ABOUT

Hazard Perception VR is unlike any hazard perception test you have tried before. Within our 360-degree environment you now have the ability to look wherever you want to find those hazards. Improving your driving safety and hazard perception skills via an app has never been so immersive! This app is provided free of charge in return for your permission to use your scores in our driver safety research project based at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Your scores will help us understand how hazard perception skill can be assessed and trained in the future.


REGISTER

Before you can try our tests you will need to register. The register button will direct you to your browser where you can fill in a few details about yourself and your driving history. You will not need to give us any contact details, or even your name, so you will never be pestered by us. Once registered, you can reopen the app and try the tests. Please read our Privacy Policy.


THE TESTS

We have two hazard tests for you to try, one filmed from real vehicles, and the other created using computer-generated imagery. Our tests are a little more taxing than the standard UK test that is used by the DVSA. You watch clips presented from the perspective of the driver and must spot the on-road dangers before they happen. Each clip stops just as the hazard begins to develop, and you are asked, 'What happens next?' Four options will appear on the screen and you must select the correct one with your controller. While watching the video clips, you must seek out the clues to the upcoming hazards. If you are looking in the right place at the right time you will be able to select the correct answer.


As we are collecting your scores for a research project, we ask you to undertake both tests in one sitting. Please ensure you have 20 minutes available to sit both tests. You can try the tests as many times as you want to, but it is only the first time that we ask you to go through all the clips. You can, of course,leave the tests at any point, even during your first sitting, but we will unfortunately be unable to use your scores for our project. While these tests are aimed at UK drivers, people from anywhere in the world are welcome to try them. Many countries are thinking of bringing in similar hazard assessments to their driving tests, so this may give you an idea of what may lie ahead in the future!


THE LIBRARY

Do not worry if you did not get the answer correct to a particular clip. You will be able to watch all the clips in full after you have done the test, and see what the correct answer was. Circles on the screen and a voice-over will show what you should have been attending to in order to have given the correct answer.


OUR RESEARCH

This app is sponsored by the Road Safety Trust, the RAC Foundation and the DVSA, as part of a research project into driver safety conducted by Nottingham Trent University. Your anonymised scores will help us better understand hazard perception skills and how to train them. We follow the ethical guidelines of the British Psychological Society in collecting research data, and we are fully GDPR compliant.


CONTACT

For more information about this app or our research please contact drivingresearch@ntu.ac.uk. We welcome any feedback about the app.