Distracted Walking, Bicycling, and Driving: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Mobile Technology and Youth Crash Risk

This article presents a literature review on the impact of mobile technology on young pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. The authors conducted a systematic search and located 41 articles meeting their inclusion criteria: peer-reviewed, published before February 1, 2016, behavioral outcome related to pedestrian, bicycling, or driving in the presence of mobile technology use, and youth sample. The authors conducted a meta-analysis of 11 studies to focus on any potential increased risk for involvement in a crash or near-crash while distracted by mobile technology. The authors concluded that, across methodologies, developmental stages, and type of distracting task, mobile technology use has an impact on youth road safety. They note that the quality of evidence was low (pedestrian) to moderate (driving). The authors went on to discuss both cognitive and visual distractions, as well as the role of social aspects of distracted behavior.

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  • Accession Number: 01723062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 2019 12:13PM