Profiles in Driver Distraction: Effects of Cell Phone Conversations on Younger and Older Drivers

@article{Strayer2004ProfilesID,
  title={Profiles in Driver Distraction: Effects of Cell Phone Conversations on Younger and Older Drivers},
  author={David L. Strayer and Frank Drews},
  journal={Human factors},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={640-9}
}
Our research examined the effects of hands-free cell phone conversations on simulated driving. We found that driving performance of both younger and older adults was influenced by cell phone conversations. Compared with single-task (i.e., driving-only) conditions, when drivers used cell phones their reactions were 18% slower, their following distance was 12% greater, and they took 17% longer to recover the speed that was lost following braking. There was also a twofold increase in the number of… CONTINUE READING
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