In this Unit:

Module Overview

Lesson Objective

Directions

Definitions

Human Factors

Lab Exercises

HumanFIRST

Poor Designs

Quiz

Additional Sites

Glossary

Lesson Objective

Over 42,000 people are killed in traffic accidents every year. Many of these accidents are caused by lapses in driver concentration. One of the goals of the HumanFIRST program is to find ways to reduce driver error and make transportation safer and more comfortable for us all.

The objective of this curriculum unit is to introduce students to Human Factors and to the HumanFIRST program. This will be accomplished through an interactive web based learning unit and through some simple experiments students can perform alone or with a partner.

Please be aware that this unit will include various web and non-web based activities.

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