Driver Distraction Analysis on Naturalistic Heavy Vehicle Data: Task 2: Analysis of Sleeper Berth Data for Distraction Events

Data from 41 long-haul truck drivers were collected and analyzed for the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) sponsored project entitled, “Impact of Sleeper Berth Usage on Driver Fatigue” (Dingus et al., 2001). This data was collected in situ, or naturalistically as drivers worked their normal routes. The purpose of this 2001 study was to investigate driver fatigue during long-haul trucking operations. The current effort involves the conduct of a detailed analysis on the distraction-related incidents collected during the Sleeper Berth study. There were three main parts to this analysis effort: (1) the development of taxonomies to classify distraction events, (2) an eye glance analysis, and (3) statistical analyses on the driver performance measures comparing baseline events and distraction incidents.

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    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    Blacksburg, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hanowski, Richard J
    • Olson, Rebecca L
    • Perez, Miguel
    • Dingus, Thomas A
  • Publication Date: 2001-10-4


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Draft Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 122p

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  • Accession Number: 01605712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2016 10:40AM