Effects of warning false alarms on driving speed

Liva Nohre, David Mackinnon, Edward K. Sadalla

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A study is conducted which examined whether false alarms were ever ignored or counterproductive to behavior using a driving scenario. A questionnaire explained photo-radar and described a scenario of leaving for the airport late. Results indicate that repeated false alarms decrease self-protective behavior to a point suggesting that the warnings are eventually ignored. Although these results did not suggest that false alarms lead to counterproductive behavior, additional warning repetitions may produce such an effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc.
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 42nd Annual Meeting 'Human Factors and Ergonomics Society' - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Oct 5 1998Oct 9 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 42nd Annual Meeting 'Human Factors and Ergonomics Society'
CityChicago, IL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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