Our team is seeking to analyze the phenomena of risky driving behavior, especially targeting various psychological correlates of risky behaviour on the road. Since 2007, we have been studying risky driving of various groups of drivers (e.g. young, older, professional, or pre-drivers) using self-report measures and simulated driving devices. Most of our research is dedicated to psychological correlates of risky driving of young drivers. Recently our focus in the traffic psychology research field has been targeted at traffic offenders and novice drivers. We also have experience in international cooperation specifically in the area of traffic safety climate and hazard perception.
Why did we become members of CADROSA?
As a group of researchers interested in psychological factors of risky driving, we are honoured to become members of CADROSA. We share the idea that joint international research, marketing, and dissemination efforts can have a greater societal impact. Following the inspiring invitation of Dr. Scott-Parker, we joined the cross-cultural validation of the Behaviour of Young Novice Drivers (BYNDS) study. Data collection in Lithuania has already started and we are looking forward to announcing initial results and comparing them across countries.
Something others may not know about us?
Traffic psychology unites us both in science and in life. Even though we each have different research and teaching activities at our university, working within 5 meters distance from each other, 5 days a week, makes us the strong team that we are. Most of us have known each other for 20 years (which seems like all our lives), so we know the strongest parts of our personalities well and we are able to achieve a great deal of work, quickly.
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Vytautas Magnus University