Multiple driver distractions: a systemic transport problem

Terry Lansdown, Amanda N. Stephens, Guy H Walker

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    Abstract

    Strategies to contend with driver distraction may no longer be sufficient for the emerging variety of contemporary driver distractions. A more systematic and systemic approach holds promise for improved road safety but is not currently being developed. This systematic review of multiple driver distractions
    aims to address this gap and presents two key findings. Systematic classification of distracting tasks with respect to driving is challenging, and engagement with Multiple-Additional-to-Driving(MAD) tasks is almost universally detrimental to driving performance. A model is presented to assist in systematically
    characterising multiple driver demands. Identified literature is placed into context using the model and shortfalls are identified.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)360-367
    Number of pages8
    JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
    Volume74
    Early online date26 Jul 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

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