Procedure to Develop Judgment of the Detection of Traffic
- Explain what Situations of Uncertainty are, and how to recognize them (covered in Section 1).
- Take students to a carefully-selected street and determine their crossing time.
- Help them develop an intuitive understanding of their crossing time for that street.
- Practice comparing the warning times of approaching vehicles to the crossing time, with feedback from the Timing Method for Assessing the Detection of Vehicles.
- After listening/(watching) enough vehicles to observe the range of warning times for vehicles approaching from the right and from the left, judge whether it is a Situation of Uncertainty.
- Take the students to a variety of crossing situations and ask them to figure if it is a Situation of Uncertainty, based on their observation of the traffic and their estimate of the width of the street.
Then the instructor uses the TMAD to analyze the situation and see if the student was correct.
Students should have experience with correctly identifying at least one Situation of Uncertainty and one Situation of Confidence.