Effect of cellular telephone conversations and other potential interference on reaction time in a braking response.

@article{Consiglio2003EffectOC,
  title={Effect of cellular telephone conversations and other potential interference on reaction time in a braking response.},
  author={William Consiglio and Peter Driscoll and Matthew N Witte and William P. Berg},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={495-500}
}
This experiment studied the effect of phone conversations and other potential interference on reaction time (RT) in a braking response. Using a laboratory station which simulated the foot activity in driving, 22 research participants were requested to release the accelerator pedal and depress the brake pedal as quickly as possible following the activation of a red brake lamp. Mean reaction time was determined for five conditions: (a) control, (b) listening to a radio, (c) conversing with a… CONTINUE READING

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