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

View: 418

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 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: 534

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

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: 944

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

View: 385

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? Issue There is an enormous increase in the use of cell phones to ...

Economics

Author: Patrick J. Welch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470450096

Page: 560

View: 550

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.

Driver Distraction

For example, Glassbrenner5 conducted a national U.S. survey to determine the proportion of drivers using cell phones while driving. Glassbrenner5 (p.

Driver Distraction

Author: Kristie Young

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420007497

Page: 672

View: 937

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.

Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

Cell phones, while providing an easy means communication, have been cited as the cause of thousands of deadly driving accidents throughout the United States.

Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

Author: Gail Barbara Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781601526434

Page:

View: 421

Cell phones, while providing an easy means communication, have been cited as the cause of thousands of deadly driving accidents throughout the United States. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines The Distractions of Driving, The Science of Distraction, Cell Phones and the Law, Have Laws Reduced Cell Phone Distraction? Other Efforts to Reduce Cell Phone Use by Drivers.

Mobile Phones and Driving

S 05 -1012 WHAT DO DRIVERS FAIL TO SEE WHEN CONVERSING ON A CELL PHONE? Author(s): STRAYER DL / COOPER JM / DREWS FA Source: PROCEEDINGS OF THE HUMAN ...

Mobile Phones and Driving

Author: Daniel M. Sturnquist

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600211621

Page: 81

View: 352

In the United States, as well as worldwide, there has been substantial growth in the use of mobile wireless telecommunication services (mobile telephones). The use of mobile telephones by the drivers of motor vehicles has been the subject of certain state and local restrictions that were written because of concerns for driver safety. At the present time, eighteen states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation concerning the use of mobile telephones by drivers of motor vehicles. The existing state laws vary greatly and are summarised in this book. Fifty-three pieces of legislation have been introduced in 2004 in twenty-six states and the District of Columbia concerning the use of mobile telephones by drivers of motor vehicles. The current status of state legislation is summarised state by-state in this book. The book includes a bibliography of other books regarding this issue, as well.

Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering Medicine and Psychology

For the handsfree cellphone condition, the Ex-Gaussian parameters were 742, ... Compared to singletask conditions, cell phone drivers' brake reaction times ...

Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering  Medicine  and Psychology

Author: Donald L. Fisher

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420061017

Page: 752

View: 186

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 ...

Driving Forces in Physical  Biological and Socio economic Phenomena

Author: Bertrand M. Roehner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521859103

Page: 254

View: 634

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

Economic Issues Today

The controversy surrounding the use of cellular phones while driving provides a compelling example . The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis issued studies in ...

Economic Issues Today

Author: Robert B. Carson

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765615015

Page: 400

View: 106

Written in non-technical, everyday language that is accessible to the undergraduate audience, and requiring no background in economic analysis, this acclaimed text provides a unique approach to understanding what the practice of economics is all about. The authors address fourteen current economic issues, covering both micro- and macro-economics, and offer analyses and proposed solutions for each from Conservative, Liberal, and Radical perspectives. This new edition incorporates critical changes in economic policy since the last edition that affect every issue covered in the text. Tables have been updated throughout to include current economic data, and an all-new section on social policy frames the current debate about the Social Security system. The book's unique approach stimulates critical thinking on everyday issues that traditional texts either ignore or present as "settled" debates. It helps students to understand the dual role that ideology and logical/empirical argumentation play in economics. Issues are presented as stand-alone subjects that can be read in any sequence and used to supplement a wide range of principles of economics texts. An instructor's manual with a test bank and discussion questions is available to professors who adopt the text, and Power Point downloads are available as teaching aids. The text is also available in two separate volumes: Microeconomics Today and Macroeconomics Today.

Cell Phones

Texting while driving can have serious consequences such as injury or death to drivers or others on the road. attempt texting while doing other activities, ...

Cell Phones

Author: Andrew A. Kling

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 142050164X

Page: 112

View: 693

95 percent of Americans own some kind of cell phone. It has become a tool that people feel lost without when forgotten at home or elsewhere. This volume comprehensively covers the origins and evolution of cell phone technology. Readers will consider its impact on society and future uses.