Distracted Drivers in School Zones: A National Report

This report describes the safety risks of distracted drivers who drive in school zones. It notes the prevalence of music devices, cell phones, and fast food and the impact these have on drivers' attention to driving. The report discusses the human brain's inability to perform multiple tasks effectively while driving. All of the tasks suffer, when driving is combined with other tasks. The report discusses a study that was conducted which examined distracted driving in school zones. It relates the results of the study, and confirms that over 9% of drivers are distracted when they drive, even in school zones. The authors conclude that these drivers pose a real danger to school children.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2009 2:58PM