Compensatory Behavior of Drivers When Conversing on the Phone

This study examines whether drivers compensate for increased workload by changing their performance when talking on a cell phone. Light vehicle drivers are evaluated and drivers' performance while conversing on the phone is compared with performance 30 seconds prior to initiating the call. The study's findings do not show any significant difference in driver safety performance when talking on a cell phone, though drivers are found to look forward more frequently when conversing.

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  • Authors:
    • Fitch, Gregory
    • Grove, Kevin
    • Hanowski, Richard
    • Perez, Miguel
  • Publication Date: 2015-11


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 49-58
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  • Accession Number: 01596991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 6 2016 6:59AM