Quotation Peer, Stefanie, Mürmann, Alexander, Sallinger, Katharina. 2020. App-based feedback on safety to novice drivers: learning and monetary incentives. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 71 198-219.


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An over-proportionally large number of car crashes is caused by novice drivers. In a field experiment, we investigated whether and how car drivers who had recently obtained their driving license reacted to app-based feedback on their safety-relevant driving behavior (speeding, phone usage, cornering, acceleration and braking). Participants went through a pre-measurement phase during which they did not receive app-based feedback but driving behavior was recorded, a treatment phase during which they received app-based feedback, and a post-measurement phase during which they did not receive app-based feedback but driving behavior was recorded. Before the start of the treatment phase, we randomly assigned participants to two possible treatment groups. In addition to receiving app-based feedback, the participants of one group received monetary incentives to improve their safety-relevant driving behavior, while the participants of the other group did not. At the beginning and at the end of experiment, each participant had to fill out a questionnaire to elicit socio-economic and attitudinal information. We conducted regression analyses to identify socio-economic, attitudinal, and driving-behavior-related variables that explain safety-relevant driving behavior during the pre-measurement phase and the self-chosen intensity of app usage during the treatment phase. For the main objective of our study, we applied regression analyses to identify those variables that explain the potential effect of providing app-based feedback during the treatment phase on safety-relevant driving behavior. Last, we applied statistical tests of differences to identify self-selection and attrition biases in our field experiment. For a sample of 130 novice Austrian drivers, we found moderate improvements in safety-relevant driving skills due to app-based feedback.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title App-based feedback on safety to novice drivers: learning and monetary incentives
Volume 71
Year 2020
Page from 198
Page to 219
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2020.04.005
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369847820300267

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Peer, Stefanie (Details)
Mürmann, Alexander (Details)
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Sallinger, Katharina (Dolphin Tehcnologies, Austria)
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Institute for Financial Research IN (Details)
Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5335 Political economic theory (Details)
5361 Financial management (Details)
5943 Risk research (Details)
5953 Game theory (Details)
5959 Accident research (Details)
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