This article explains how the Driving Monitor risk assessment system has been developed and in particular how the questions have been put together.
- The Driving Monitor risk assessment and online training modules have been developed in conjunction with a specialist driver training company
- The individual questions have been devised with input from an ex-Metropolitan Police Force road traffic officer and risk management consultant
- The scenes have been devised based on advice from the Department of Transport research and the Health & Safety Executive research
- The question bank and assessment module has been devised to eliminate fraud and pulls from a bank of random questions
- DrivingMonitor has been evaluated by Dr David Crundall from the Accident Research Unit - School of Psychology, University of Nottingham
Can I see the answers to the risk assessment questions?
Yes. The risk assessment part of the programme is designed to test knowledge, theory, attitude and hazard awareness etc. The online training modules also show the correct answers however the assessment answers provide feedback on any areas where you didn't answer correctly. Over the last 20 years, feedback from customers has allowed us to build up a bespoke set of assessment questions to cover scenarios of all driving types.
- ABI Research states that an inexperienced driver is more likely to have an accident than a mature one, this is based on claims figures.
- Manchester University research shows that a driver with points on their driving licence will take more risks than one without, and is more likely to have an accident.
Useful research example links
The following weblinks show research documents to support the development:
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