A meta-analysis of the effects of cell phones on driver performance.

  title={A meta-analysis of the effects of cell phones on driver performance.},
  author={Jeff K. Caird and Chelsea R. Willness and Piers Steel and Chip Scialfa},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  volume={40 4},
The empirical basis for legislation to limit cell phones while driving is addressed. A comprehensive meta-analysis of the effects of cell phones on driving performance was performed. A total of 33 studies collected through 2007 that met inclusion criteria yielded 94 effect size estimates, with a total sample size of approximately 2000 participants. The dependent variables of reaction time, lateral vehicle control, headway and speed and the moderating variables of research setting (i.e… CONTINUE READING
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