Motorists sought for national driving study in Elgin this week

Motoring study comes to Elgin
Motoring study comes to Elgin

MORAY MOTORISTS ARE being offered an opportunity to take part in a motoring study for an hour this week – earning £30 for their time as a donation to local charities (or take the fee in cash).

People from throughout Scotland are taking part in a driving research study on driving behaviour being funded by Transport for Scotland.

Participants are being asked to watch a series of driving scenarios and then complete a corresponding survey about driving attitudes. The research is taking place this week in Inverness, Perth, Aberdeen – and in Elgin from Tuesday until Saturday.

Participants who are accepted will expect to spend around an hour on the project with a range of daytime or evening sessions available to suit differing lifestyles. Criteria is that applicants should hold a full driving licence but can be of any age.

Emma Delmonte, a psychologist at Transport for Scotland, explained: “The research study aims to improve understanding of driver behaviour in Scotland.

“During the hour, people will observe driving situations and answer some questions on how they would behave in those situations. It is an opportunity for people to give feedback on driving in Scotland.

“Participants won’t be required to undertake any driving as part of the study and drivers of all ages and backgrounds will be considered. The only requirement is that participants must hold a valid driving licence.”

Those who take part in the study have the option to keep the money or donate it to CLAN, Children 1st, the RNLI or the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Anyone interested in taking part in the study you can register your interest online at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/register_interest/ or call 01344 770014 or by email contact@trl.co.uk.

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