Cell Phones & Distractions
This webpage illustrates the cost and losses associated with distracted driving.
Using Naturalistic Driving Data to Assess the Prevalence of Environmental Factors and Driver Behaviors in Teen Driver Crashes (PDF)https://www.aaafoundation.org/sites/default/files/2015TeenCrashCausationReport.pdf
In this study, we conducted a large-scale comprehensive examination of naturalistic data from crashes that involved teenage drivers.
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This Oct 23, 2014 OH&S article addresses why NTSB prohibits hands-free phone use by commercial driver.
Please use the resources here on Distraction.gov to get the facts on distracted driving and find ways to get involved.
Texting drivers may believe they’re being more careful when they use the voice-to-text method, but new research findings suggest that those applications offer no real safety advantage over manual texting, from Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
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Downloads: PSAs, Advertising and Educational Toolkit for Schools and Companies, from AT&T.
Distracted drivers are compromising their own and other peoples' safety behind the wheel. Nearly 15 people die each day in the United States in crashes that involve distracted driving, and another 1,200 people are injured.
OSHA's new distracted driving brochure* explains to employers and supervisors the importance of preventing texting by their workers while driving.
A new Oregon FACE safety brochure, Know the Hazards of Driver Distraction, is now available.
Welcome to OSHA's Distracted Driving Page...please check back often as we will be updating this page with new information regularly.
This Campaign provides tools for employers to counter driver distraction, including toolkits and access to statistics and facts.
The Governors Highway Safety Association provides this November 2009 summary of state cell phone driving laws.
This December 8, 2008 article by Jennifer Anderson in Ergoweb Today, describes new University of Utah research that shows that drivers are more impaired by talking on a cell phone than by conversing with a passenger in an automobile.
Ergoweb highlights results from University of South Carolina research providing a better understanding of why language interferes with visual tasks, such as driving.
The goal of this training program is to provide information for employers regarding the hazards of using cellular telephones or other similar devices, while driving and to provide information regarding implementing a cellular telephone use policy.
Impaired driving will affect one in three Americans during their lifetimes.
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