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Driver distraction

  • This report for the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) summarises recent research and knowledge from scientific studies about distracted driving. The report defines what it means to be "distracted" when driving, discusses the impact of distraction on driver behaviour and safety, and what can be done to reduce distracted driving. The focus of distraction discussed here relates to how drivers engage with technology when driving. The report begins with a background to driver distraction, followed by discussion about what is actually meant by driver distraction. It is then considered why humans cannot successfully do two things at the same time, particularly within the context of driving. The subsequent section summarises the scientific research findings to date with regard to driver distraction and technology, and how this affects different types of road user. Recommendations for how driver distraction can be mitigated in the real world and a summary conclude the report. Responses to common questions raised by drivers are presented in Appendix A.

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Author:Neale Kinnear, Alan Stevens
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2017/10/13
Year of first publication:2017
Contributing corporation:Transport Research Laboratory (Crowthorne)
Release Date:2017/10/13
Tag:Ablenkung (psychol); Benutzung; Deutschland; Fahrer; Infotainment System; Konferenz; Mobiltelefon; Sicherheit; Technologie; Verkehrsteilnehmer
Conference; Distraction; Driver; Germany; Infotainment system; Mobile phone; Road user; Safety; Technology; Use
Source:7th International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research" 2016
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
collections:BASt-Beitr├Ąge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 83 Unfall und Mensch
BASt-Beitr├Ąge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 7th International Conference on ESAR
Licence (German):License LogoBASt

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