Monkeystack has been engaged by Austroads to produce a library of hazard perception test (HPT) videos and supporting material. This library includes videos for motorcycle riders as well as car drivers, providing materials for the world’s first motorcycle-specific HPT.
Shown to reduce the likelihood of crashes, the computer based HPT measures a driver’s or rider’s ability to recognise potentially dangerous situations on the road and respond appropriately. The test is part of the licensing process in NSW, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland.
The scripts for the videos were developed around the most problematic road and traffic hazards for novice drivers and motorcyclists. Chosen scenarios were determined through an analysis of mass crass data and in-depth crash investigation data.
This new content will modernise the HPTs currently in use, and provide jurisdictions that do not have a HPT the opportunity to introduce the test to enhance their graduated licensing system.
CRASH RESEARCH DATA AND SCRIPTING:
Centre for Automotive Safety Research