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The role of driver distraction in traffic crashes
Distraction is one form of inattention and it is a factor in over half of the crashes that involve some form of driver inattention. (The National Highway Traffic Safety administration estimates thatExpand
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Driver's exposure to distractions in their natural driving environment.
Unobtrusive video camera units were installed in the vehicles of 70 volunteer drivers over 1-week time periods to study drivers' exposure to distractions. The video data were coded based on aExpand
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Characteristics of crashes attributed to the driver having fallen asleep.
While it has been known for some time that crashes can result from the driver falling asleep at the wheel, this issue has received less attention in traffic safety programs than the role of alcoholExpand
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This report presents the results of Phase II of a project funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) entitled, "The Role of Driver Distraction in Traffic Crashes." The Phase I reportExpand
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The use of living wills at the end of life. A national study.
BACKGROUND Knowing more about who uses living wills may help explain their limited acceptance. METHODS We analyzed the 1986 National Mortality Followback Survey, a random sample of all US deathsExpand
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A study was undertaken in North Carolina to determine the characteristics of the minority of drivers who were not using seat belts following an extensive publicity/enforcement campaign, which hadExpand
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The potentiating effects of alcohol on driver injury.
It is well established that alcohol (ethanol) is associated with increased probability of traumatic injury. This relationship has been attributed to alcohol's impairment of judgment and psychomotorExpand
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The role of driver distraction in crashes: an analysis of 1995-1999 Crashworthiness Data System Data.
Five years (1995-1999) of national Crashworthiness Data System (CDS) data are analyzed to determine the role of driver distraction in traffic crashes and the specific sources of this distraction.Expand
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Initial effects of graduated driver licensing on 16-year-old driver crashes in North Carolina.
CONTEXT Since 1997, 32 states have enacted graduated driver licensing (GDL) systems to reduce crash rates among young novice drivers. OBJECTIVE To determine the initial effect of the North CarolinaExpand
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The causes and consequences of distraction in everyday driving.
To document drivers' exposure to potential distractions and the effects of these distractions on driving performance, inconspicuous video camera units were mounted in the vehicles of 70 volunteerExpand
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