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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Distracted Driving

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The Effect Of External Distractions On Novice And Experienced Drivers' Anticipation Of Hazards And Vehicle Control, Gautam Divekar Jan 2011

The Effect Of External Distractions On Novice And Experienced Drivers' Anticipation Of Hazards And Vehicle Control, Gautam Divekar

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Out-of-vehicle distractions were identified as contributing factors to about 29.4 % of all crashes that were reported between the years 1995 to 1999 (Stutts J. K., 2005; Stutts J. R., 2001).These crash statistics are from a decade ago. With the increase of cars, pedestrians, shops,vendors, billboards and signs over the last decade it can be safely assumed that the driving environment is more complex now and has greater potential for external driver distraction. Given this, it is important to know the effects of out-of-vehicle distraction on drivers’ ability to drive safely in their presence. With this in mind ...