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Effects of simulator practice and real-world experience on cell-phone-related driver distraction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19292012     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Our research examined the effects of practice on cell-phone-related driver distraction. BACKGROUND: The driving literature is ambiguous as to whether practice can reduce driver distraction from concurrent cell phone conversation. METHODS: Drivers reporting either high or low real-world cell phone usage were selected to participate in four 90-min simulated driving sessions on successive days. The research consisted of two phases: a practice phase and a novel transfer phase. RESULTS: Dual-task performance deficits persisted through practice and transfer driving conditions. Moreover, groups reporting high and low real-world experience exhibited similar driving impairments when conversing on a hands-free cell phone. CONCLUSIONS: These data indicate that practice is unlikely to eliminate the disruptive effects of concurrent cell phone use on driving. APPLICATION: Multiple regulatory agencies have considered, or are currently considering, legislation to restrict in-vehicle cell phone use. Findings reported herein may be useful to inform these public policy decisions.
Authors:
Joel M Cooper; David L Strayer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human factors     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0018-7208     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Factors     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-18     Completed Date:  2009-04-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374660     Medline TA:  Hum Factors     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  893-902     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA. joel.cooper@psych.utah.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Analysis of Variance
Attention
Automobile Driving*
Cellular Phone / legislation & jurisprudence*
Computer Simulation
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Humans
Public Policy
Questionnaires
Task Performance and Analysis*
Time Factors
Transfer (Psychology)

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