Mutual interference of driving and texting performance
AdvisorHe, Jibo; Chaparro, Alex
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Texting while driving is a disturbingly common habit; however, the impact of texting on driving performance and effective approaches to counteract its risks are still not well understood. This study utilizes the Lane Change Task and smartphone technologies to capture driving and texting behaviors in a simulated driving environment. Data show that driving and texting interfere with each other. Texting increases lane deviation; driving increases texting completion time and texting errors. In conclusion, the findings provide evidence that can be used for new social campaign approaches and smartphone technologies to reduce the risks of texting while driving.
Poster project completed at the Wichita State University Department of Psychology. Presented at the 11th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, Topeka, KS, February 13, 2014.