To understand the important link between cognition and road safety, a great place to start is Anstey’s model of the factors enabling safe driving behaviour.
Cognition is a cornerstone of driving safety. Cognition cuts across vision as well, for whilst it’s the eye that is the lens for capturing visual information, it’s the brain which makes sense of the images.
There are two different types of cognition in Anstey’s model, 1/ The self-monitoring and beliefs about driving capacity, and 2/ the capacity to drive safely.
The video will be primarily focusing on skills capacity. The driver’s ability to rapidly perceive, interpret and respond to information. Important skills when it comes Identifying a traffic hazard and executing a safety manoeuvre quickly enough to avoid a crash.