With 30 years in scientific research and the psychology of human perception, motor control, and driving, we provide scientifically-proven
techniques on the best way to drive more smoothly, more attentively, and more safely. Working with individuals,
companies, and local councils (e.g., Hamilton and Waipa council) we focus on driver training for SAFETY - not for fun, adventure,
bravado or coolness. However, skilled safe driving is more fun and more cool than risky driving!
Skill and control.
Our research has involved examining and shaping the world's leading defensive and advanced driving courses. We offer
you the best of this as attentive driving. We focus on the driver,
your stability, and how stability provides a basis for better perception, hightened attention, and faster anticipation - the
foundations of defensive and skilled driving ability. We also provide you an understanding of the huge challenge of driver
inattention and distraction - and show what you need to do, now, before it is too late.
Attention training and
mobile phones. We conducted the world's first study of the serious effects of mobile phones on the control of real
driving (in real cars on a track, not a simulator). The issue of distraction and loss of attention ("inattentional blindness")
has become an epidemic and is now a huge problem for society. Drivers need to understand what it means to be distracted
- and how to improve attention and avoid accidents: drive to survive. Only through experiencing the phenomenon
of distraction and inattentional blindness will drivers begin to limit mobile phone use while driving. Better policing is
only part of the solution. Education leading to self-understanding is absolutely critical if this epidemic is to be curbed.
Drink driving. Research now shows that speaking on a cellphone while driving impairs
judgment and control as much as, if not morethan, driving drunk. To see how alcohol affects your driving and how phones contribute, click here:
Click for selection of photos from recent defensive driving courses provided by the local council.
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Our research brought the issue of inattention, mobile phones, and driving to the forefront
of international efforts in road safety; it caught the public's imagination in 2001 and renewed world-wide interest in this
potentially dangerous and deadly activity. Our research attracted extensive media coverage in newspapers, TV, radio,
and internet - the world's first applied research to look at the effects of phones on actual driving - in cars, not simulators.
This research now forms the basis of workshops on safety and attentive driving: