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CELL PHONE DISTRACTION: ANALYSIS OF MOTOR RESPONSE IN A SIMULATED DRIVING ENVIRONMENT

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Date Issued:
2004
Abstract/Description:
Does the use of a cell phone while driving influence the driver's ability to execute a proper turn?Is there difference between genders pertaining to motor skill while driving in a simulated driving environment? To find the answers to these questions, three groups of ten participants (5 women and 5 men)each were tested using a scripted test scenario focusing on left and right turns. The participantswere made to drive through a test scenario to get used to the driving simulator. The scenario for the experimental group was an inner-city training scenario with the presence of vehicular trafficand the main focus area was on six critical turns (3 left and 3 rights). The apparatus used for this study was the "Patrol Simulator" built by GE Driver Development. A 2 (Gender) x 3 (Cell phone condition) between subjects design was used to assess the differences in mean driving performance between gender (male and female) at 3 cell phone conditions (No Phone, Phone No Conversation, Phone with Conversation). The study verified that cell phone use while driving would adversely affects a driver's ability to perform turns, and showed that gender plays a role in this effect. However, it did confirm that gender does not play any role in a person's overall ability to drive.
Title: CELL PHONE DISTRACTION: ANALYSIS OF MOTOR RESPONSE IN A SIMULATED DRIVING ENVIRONMENT.
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Name(s): Ravishankar, Anusha, Author
Kincaid, Dr.J.Peter, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Does the use of a cell phone while driving influence the driver's ability to execute a proper turn?Is there difference between genders pertaining to motor skill while driving in a simulated driving environment? To find the answers to these questions, three groups of ten participants (5 women and 5 men)each were tested using a scripted test scenario focusing on left and right turns. The participantswere made to drive through a test scenario to get used to the driving simulator. The scenario for the experimental group was an inner-city training scenario with the presence of vehicular trafficand the main focus area was on six critical turns (3 left and 3 rights). The apparatus used for this study was the "Patrol Simulator" built by GE Driver Development. A 2 (Gender) x 3 (Cell phone condition) between subjects design was used to assess the differences in mean driving performance between gender (male and female) at 3 cell phone conditions (No Phone, Phone No Conversation, Phone with Conversation). The study verified that cell phone use while driving would adversely affects a driver's ability to perform turns, and showed that gender plays a role in this effect. However, it did confirm that gender does not play any role in a person's overall ability to drive.
Identifier: CFE0000084 (IID), ucf:46149 (fedora)
Note(s): 2004-08-01
M.S.
College of Arts and Sciences, Other
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Subject(s): Cell phone Distraction
Driving Simulator
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0000084
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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