This study explored several dimensions of the growing trend of talking on the cell phone while driving. It did so by (1) reviewing the recent research - epidemiological studies; case analyses of cell phone related crashes; and driver performance studies; (2) reporting on recent legislative activity regarding the use of cell phones while driving; (3) analyzing data from an observational study of "who, what, when and how many" of cell phone use while driving in North Carolina; (4) pilot testing the use of a supplemental data form by the N.C. Highway Patrol to report additional information on crashes where the use of a cell phone by the driver was indicated by the investigating officer.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599
  • Authors:
    • Reinfurt, D W
    • Huang, H F
    • Feaganes, J R
    • Hunter, W W
  • Publication Date: 2001-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00922757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2002 12:00AM