Understanding driver distraction associated with specific behavioural interactions with in-vehicle and portable technologies
Keywords: Fatigue & Distraction
Submission Date: February 9, 2017 Journal
Suggested Citation: Cunningham, M. L., Regan, M. A., & Imberger, K. (2017). Understanding driver distraction associated with specific behavioural interactions with in-vehicle and portable technologies. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 28(1), 27-40.
In-vehicle distraction contributes significantly to road trauma. Consequently, there is a need to understand the level of crash risk or performance degradation associated with driver engagement with in-vehicle technologies. This study had two aims: (a) to develop a driver distraction by technology taxonomy that links different technologies, their functions and the specific actions required of the driver when interacting with them, to crash risk and performance decrements; and (b) to identify any gaps in knowledge about crash risks involved in distracting engagements with in-vehicle technologies that could be explored in the future