Hazard Perception and anticipation
What is meant by Hazard Perception?
A hazard is any kind of danger, where there is a risk of of being involved in some kind of collision. There are two kinds of dangers:
A fixed hazard such as;
- Parked vehicles;
- Traffic lights;
- Pedestrian crossings;
- A bend in the road;
- An obstruction in the road.
A moving hazard, such as:
- Other vehicles – cars, cyclists, motorcyclist, busses and lorries.
This means once you’ve identified the hazard, you should expect something might happen with the hazard where you may have to take some kind of action such s changing your speed or position depending on the hazard. For example:
- A pedestrian waiting to cross at a zebra crossing;
- A bus approaching a bus stop;
- A driver pulling out of a junction in front of you;
- A cyclist that is approaching a parked vehicle;
- Traffic lights at green