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Module 1--Right of Way Issues

This test serves as a demo or model for a report by traffic psychology students at the University of Hawaii. I hope you enjoy looking at it as a prototype. Let us know if you have suggestions for new items or modules!

The diagrams for Module 1 were drawn by Leon James using Aldous SuperPaint 3.0. The topic was inspired by an article by Joseph Younger in Car & Travel, AAA Hawaii, November/December 1997, pp. 8-9, which examined the idea that it is sometimes dangerous to be "overpolite." Each of the 5 scenes in this module depicts such a situation.

This module is made up of 5 items or "Scenes." Each item contains

  • a Question Page
  • an Answer Page
  • an Additional Explanations Page.

The additional explanations include analyses and links to related materials so that you may study an issue in depth. All Scenes within a Module, and their 3 sub-parts, are linked through the Navigation Table at the bottom of each Page. The e-mail button allows you to send feedback and suggestions to the author of the Module.

The purpose of these modules is to help drivers reflect on driving situations as a social and collective event that is made up of several people's needs, thoughts, and actions:

What I need, think, and do affects the other drivers. What they need, think, and do affects me.

This interdependence must be recognized, perceived, understood, and consciously managed by each driver participant. Driving Psychology is the K-12 and Lifelong discipline that helps you acquire these skills.


Index of Scenes
Question 1 2 3 4 5
Answer 1 2 3 4 5
Additional 1 2 3 4 5

Dr. Leon James

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