SAFETY IMPLICATIONS OF IN-VEHICLE DEVICES: RISK ASSESSMENT OF IN-CAR RADIOTELEPHONE USE

The effect of telephone communications on driving and hence on road safety have not been very clear until recently and experimental studies on the subject have had conflicting results. But the rapid increase in this type of equipment, which is expected in the years to come, has refocused attention on the subject and the risks of accidents resulting from the implications of this task on the driver are again being considered. To better locate the true risk, the author has analyzed the most significant variables in the situation. The major directions that this research takes are as follows: 1) examination of the socio-technological factors arising from the increase in the number of carphones; 2) examination of several typical experimental studies of the psychological and behavioral effects this task has on driving; 3) presentation of the activities of the public authorities abroad with respect to this potential hazard and their position with regards to regulations in several countries; and 4) summary of a few facts that have emerged from analysis of the state of the art. Conclusions on risk assessment are drawn and proposals for educational, ergonomic, and regulatory measures are set forth.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • PETICA, S
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 1715

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1996 12:00AM