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Studies from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Reveal New Findings on Risk Management (Temporal perspective on individual driver behavior using...

August 1, 2014



Studies from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Reveal New Findings on Risk Management (Temporal perspective on individual driver behavior using electronic records of undesirable events)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Investigators discuss new findings in Risk Management. According to news reporting from Beer Sheva, Israel, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "This paper explores In-Vehicle Data Recorders (IVDRs) information about the count of undesirable driving events (such as hard braking, lane changing, and sharp turning) of 148 individuals. The information was logged over three years and included time stamp information about the occurrence of undesirable driving events in each trip (N = 573,238)."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, "The objective was to gain deeper understanding about the heterogeneity among drivers with respect to behavior change over time, the effect of trip duration and the distribution of events count. Our findings show that in some respects drivers are similar: for all drivers, the variance of the events count was larger than the mean, indicating that the negative binomial distribution is suitable to model the distribution of events count per trip. Most drivers (95%) had lower events rate during longer trips, suggesting that a 'simple' events rate index is problematic when comparing between those driving longer trips and drivers driving short trips. In addition, most drivers (87%) improved their driving behavior throughout the measurement period. However, there are important differences among drivers in terms of the frequency of behavior change and the trends in behavior over time. These findings demonstrate the need for personalized examination of individual drivers."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Several tools for such personalized examination were developed and discussed in this study."

For more information on this research see: Temporal perspective on individual driver behavior using electronic records of undesirable events. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014;70():55-64. Accident Analysis and Prevention can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Accident Analysis and Prevention - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/336)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting O. Musicant, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Dept. of Ind Engn & Management, IL-84105 Beer Sheva, Israel. Additional authors for this research include H. Bar-Gera and E. Schechtman.

Keywords for this news article include: Beer Sheva, Israel, Asia, Risk Management

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