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Safety, Volume 4, Issue 3 (September 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The theory of ironic processes proposes that in cognitively demanding situations avoidant [...] Read more. The theory of ironic processes proposes that in cognitively demanding situations avoidant instructions can cause behaviour in the unintended direction i.e., ‘ironic’ behaviour. We investigated the impact of avoidant instructions; ‘do not drift towards the centre line, while subjects were driving on the unfamiliar side of the road under the high cognitive load conditions of driving with a secondary task and driving through roadworks. Avoidant instructions did not lead to dangerous ironic behaviour. The findings of the study are further discussed in the paper. View this paper