Driving simulator for evaluating the effects of road geometric design on driver behavior protocol of a systematic review

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Mariane Paula Bobermin
Melissa Mariana Silva
Sara Ferreira
J. C. C. Guedes
J. Santos Baptista


The traditional approach adopted towards road safety is the analysis of risk factors that contribute to frequency or severity of traffic crashes. Many distinct elements play a role, simultaneously, in a crash occurrence, and, undoubtedly, geometric design of highways and its effect on human behavior are part of that equation. A valuable tool to investigate this interaction is the driving simulator. Nevertheless, experiment design, participants’ features, and data acquisition are detrimental factors for the effective use of this tool. This systematic review protocol is based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Protocols (PRISMA-P) Statement and presents a method to find evidence on driving simulator studies of road geometry effects on drivers´ behavior.

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Mariane Paula Bobermin, University of Porto

Faculty of Engineering

Melissa Mariana Silva, University of Porto

Faculty of Engineering

Sara Ferreira, University of Porto

Faculty of Engineering