Driver distraction and cell phones

Driver distraction and cell phones

About This Video

In this interview Dr. David Strayer from the University of Utah talks about his research on driver distraction and how cell phone use while driving impacts driving behavior. Using different empirical approaches ranging from observational studies to driving simulations in the laboratory, Dr. Strayer explains the role of inattentional blindness in the fourfold increase in crash risk when driving while talking on the cell phone. The interview was conducted at the University of Idaho by Mike Teske, beginning graduate student in human factors psychology.
Tags:
driving research, attention divided, attention, psychology, human factors, distraction, cell-phone use
Duration:
00:18:16