Distraction in Shift-Workers During Naturalistic Driving

Driver drowsiness is a significant public health problem and has previously been linked to an increase in driver distraction (Anderson & Horne, 2013). This relationship has yet to be examined under naturalistic driving conditions, where task demands may differ from lab-based experimental studies. Using a continuous driver monitoring system, shift-workers were observed on their commutes to and from work. Our findings showed that measures of visual distraction increased significantly with drowsiness in real-world driving. This study presents a world-first application of continuous monitoring of behavioural and physiological signals associated with distraction in real-world driving.

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  • Pagination: 2p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference, 10-12 October, Perth, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01661765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2018 10:02AM