Examining the Impact of Cell Phone Conversations on Driving Using Meta-Analytic Techniques

  title={Examining the Impact of Cell Phone Conversations on Driving Using Meta-Analytic Techniques},
  author={William J. Horrey and Christopher D. Wickens},
  journal={Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society},
  pages={196 - 205}
  • W. Horrey, C. Wickens
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Psychology
  • Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
OBJECTIVE The performance costs associated with cell phone use while driving were assessed meta-analytically using standardized measures of effect size along five dimensions. [] Key ResultRESULTS Overall, there were clear costs to driving performance when drivers were engaged in cell phone conversations. However, subsequent analyses indicated that these costs were borne primarily by reaction time tasks, with far smaller costs associated with tracking (lane-keeping) performance. Hands-free and handheld…

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