Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

This book examines data gathered on specific distracting activities to support the development of safety countermeasures and to conduct improved data analysis.

Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

Author: Sidney C. Houghton

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781629485973

Page: 238

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Distracted driving is a behavior dangerous to drivers, passengers, and non-occupants alike. Distraction is a specific type of inattention that occurs when drivers divert their attention from the driving task to focus on some other activity instead. Of those people killed in distraction-affected crashes, 408 occurred in crashes in which at least one of the drivers was using a cell phone (13% of fatalities in distraction-affected crashes) at the time of the crash. Use of a cell phone includes talking/listening to a cell phone, dialing/texting a cell phone, or other cell-phone-related activities. In keeping with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's distraction plan (Overview of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Driver Distraction Program, April 2010, DOT HS 811 299), the agency continues to refine collection of information about the role of distracted driving in police-reported crashes. This book examines data gathered on specific distracting activities to support the development of safety countermeasures and to conduct improved data analysis.

Cell Phones and Driving

Presents articles both supporting and opposing issues related to cell phones and driving, discussing such topics as texting while driving, hands-free technology, and distracting children.

Cell Phones and Driving

Author: Greenhaven Press

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737771558

Page: 104

View: 986

Presents articles both supporting and opposing issues related to cell phones and driving, discussing such topics as texting while driving, hands-free technology, and distracting children.

Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

Looks at the potential hazards of using a cell phone while driving and the legislation that has been enacted to combat the problem.

Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

Author: Gail Stewart

Publisher: Referencepoint PressInc

ISBN: 9781601526427

Page: 80

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Looks at the potential hazards of using a cell phone while driving and the legislation that has been enacted to combat the problem.

Economics

UP FOR DEBATE SHOULD DRIVERS BE BANNED FROM USING CELL
PHONES WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE? ... While the private benefit of buying
and using a cell phone while driving may bring an individual maximum
satisfaction, ...

Economics

Author: Patrick J. Welch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470450096

Page: 560

View: 703

The ninth edition introduces business professionals to basic economic concepts, institutions, relationships, and terminology. It has been updated with the most current qualitative data. Over 20 new applications have been added that help them connect economics to real-world experiences. They’ll gain insight into green economics and how business and the environment are related. Critical Thinking Cases are presented at the end of the chapter to show how concepts are applied. Up for Debate sections also examine the different sides of current economic issues. These updates prepare business professionals to apply their economic knowledge in the field.

Cell Phones and Driving

Presents articles discussing the issues regarding cell phone use while driving, including whether it is a danger to drivers and others, the dangers of texting while driving, and the effectiveness of related legislation.

Cell Phones and Driving

Author: Stefan Kiesbye

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737751451

Page: 95

View: 411

Presents articles discussing the issues regarding cell phone use while driving, including whether it is a danger to drivers and others, the dangers of texting while driving, and the effectiveness of related legislation.

Driver Distraction

11.3 OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES A number of national and regional
observational studies have been conducted to assess the frequency of cell
phone use while driving. For example, Glassbrenner5 conducted a national U.S.
survey to ...

Driver Distraction

Author: Kristie Young

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420007497

Page: 672

View: 764

A Practical Resource for Understanding, Preventing, and Managing Driver Distraction It is estimated that up to 23 percent of crashes and near-crashes are caused by driver distraction, and these figures will likely increase as more and more distractions, both inside and outside the vehicle, compete for driver attention. Driver Distraction: Theory, Effects, and Mitigation gives a comprehensive overview of this issue, outlining the underlying theory of distraction, its effects on driving performance and safety, strategies for mitigating its effects, and directions for future research. It also brings together the wide array of literature on the topic into one, all-inclusive volume. Includes Recommendations for Managing Distractions in the Technological Age This comprehensive volume reviews the full range of distracting activities that occur while driving, and available ergonomic methods, guidelines, and checklists for the measurement and mitigation of driver distraction. It also recommends ways to manage distraction through enhanced data collection and analysis, driver education and training, driver licensing, legislation and enforcement, vehicle design, road design, company policies, and future research. Beneficial for a broad audience, including: Vehicle manufacturers Road transport authorities and safety agencies Traffic and transport engineers Automotive equipment manufacturers and suppliers Company safety managers Standards organizations Transport safety research agencies This work comes at a critical time when road safety authorities are just beginning to recognize the importance of driver distraction as a road safety issue. With balanced and practical guidance, it aims to prevent driver distraction from escalating into an even more significant problem.

Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering Medicine and Psychology

For the handsfree cellphone condition, the Ex-Gaussian parameters were 742,
58, and 96 for μ, σ, and τ, respectively. ... Taken together, the data demonstrate
that conversing on a cell phone impaired driving performance and that the ...

Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering  Medicine  and Psychology

Author: Donald L. Fisher

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420061017

Page: 752

View: 831

Effective use of driving simulators requires considerable technical and methodological skill along with considerable background knowledge. Acquiring the requisite knowledge and skills can be extraordinarily time consuming, yet there has been no single convenient and comprehensive source of information on the driving simulation research being conducted around the world. A how-to-do-it resource for researchers and professionals, Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology brings together discussions of technical issues in driving simulation with broad areas in which driving simulation is now playing a role. The chapters explore technical considerations, methodological issues, special and impaired populations, evaluation of in-vehicle and nomadic devices, and infrastructure evaluations. It examines hardware and software selection, visual database and scenario development, independent subject variables and dependent vehicle, environmental, and psychological variables, statistical and biostatistical analysis, different types of drivers, existing and future key-in vehicle devises, and validation of research. A compilation of the research from more than 100 of the world's top thinkers and practitioners, the book covers basic and advanced technical topics and provides a comprehensive review of the issues related to driving simulation. It describes literally hundreds of different simulation scenarios, provides color photographs of those scenarios, and makes available select videos of the scenarios on an accompanying web site, all of which should prove essential for seasoned researchers and for individuals new to driving simulation.

Driving Forces in Physical Biological and Socio economic Phenomena

Table 6.1 Studies on the risk of using cell phones while driving Year Country
Main conclusions 1 2 1995 1997 France Canada 3 1999 Japan Reaction time of
drivers is 60 % slower Risk of accident multiplied by 4 to 5 ; hands - free phones ...

Driving Forces in Physical  Biological and Socio economic Phenomena

Author: Bertrand M. Roehner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521859103

Page: 254

View: 202

a multi-disciplinary 2007 book on network theory for graduate students and researchers in sociology and econophysics.

To Be Aware Is To Stay Alive

This goes to show and prove how much people are addicted to their cell phones. We don’t realize how quickly our lives can be in harm’s way or removed from amongst the living. I will end with this: To Be Aware Is To Stay Alive !

To Be Aware Is To Stay Alive

Author: Franz Robinson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499037090

Page: 76

View: 383

A Movie Theatre in Hong Kong surprised and shocked all those who came to the theatre. What they did caught everyone off guard. They took everyone’s cell number before going into the theatre. Everyone was seated and watching one of the commercials which was a vehicle traveling down a roadway, then all of a sudden everyone got a text from the theatre, and what did most of them in the theatre do, that’s right they reached for their cell phones. It only took one second to distract their attention away from the screen which in that very second an accident just happened on the screen, that could have been anyone of them in that car. Accidents like this occurs everyday in all parts of the world. I must say that was quite savvy of the person who came up with such a brilliant idea to get the attention of a mass amount of people in one location. This goes to show and prove how much people are addicted to their cell phones. We don’t realize how quickly our lives can be in harm’s way or removed from amongst the living. I will end with this: To Be Aware Is To Stay Alive !

Informational Bulletin

Issues Confronting the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly Should the General
Assembly restrict the use of cell phones by drivers ? Background A 2007 survey
from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company estimated that 73 percent of drivers
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Issues Confronting the General Assembly

Issues Confronting the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly Should the General
Assembly restrict the use of cell phones by drivers ? Background A 2007 survey
from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company estimated that 73 percent of drivers
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Issues Confronting the     General Assembly

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