Concentration problems behind the wheel

Drivers' concentration problems have a negative influence on driving ability. When drivers are absent minded, it may for instance cause longer reaction times, less adequate observation of the environment, and late and abrupt braking. This may endanger their own safety and that of other road users. Based on American research approximately 7% of all crashes is expected to be partly caused by drivers' concentration problems. Other than rumble strips and public information, there are few specific measures to deal with concentration problems. However, it may not be long before detection equipment in the car will serve as a warning device. (A) This fact sheet may be accessed by Internet users at: (The title of the Dutch version of this fact sheet is: 'Concentratieproblemen achter het stuur').

  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Pagination: 5P
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    • Publisher: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

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  • Accession Number: 01060871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 1:21PM