INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CELLULAR PHONE USE AND TRAFFIC SAFETY

In this research, driving simulation tests were carried out to explore the effects of cellular telephone use on driver errors and overall traffic safety. These errors were used as a measure of driver distraction. Results show that the danger of being distracted does not end with the termination of a telephone call, and that there is no significant difference between using a hands-free or a handheld cellular telephone device.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Abdel-Aty, M
  • Publication Date: 2003-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00964569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2003 12:00AM