Increasing turn signal use by drivers exiting a university parking garage: A comparison of passive and mediated prompting
The present study attempted to further existing literature on increasing safe driving practices through visual prompts by targeting turn signal use at a 4-way intersection. Drivers exiting a university parking garage were presented with a visual prompt ("Please Signal and Drive Safely") and then observed for turn signal use while entering an intersection a short time later. In addition, the effectiveness of posted signs (passive prompting) was compared to signs held by a student volunteer (mediated prompting) using a reversal (ABACA) design. The interventions increased turn signal use from a baseline of 68% to 89% and 85% for passive prompts andmediated prompts, respectively. © Copyright (c) by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Behavioral safety, Flash-for-life, Prompting, Turn signals
Clayton, Michael, and Emily Myers. "Increasing turn signal use by drivers exiting a university parking garage: a comparison of passive and mediated prompting." Journal of Organizational Behavior Management 27, no. 4 (2008): 53-61.
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management