Effects of Mobile Phone Distraction at the Onset of Amber Light: Analysis of Driving Simulator Data
Haque, Md. Mazharul, Washington, Simon, Ohlhauser, Amanda, & Boyle, Linda (2012) Effects of Mobile Phone Distraction at the Onset of Amber Light: Analysis of Driving Simulator Data. In QUT Transport Policy, Planning and Engineering Symposium, 15 Jun 2012, Brisbane. (Unpublished)
Distraction whilst driving on an approach to a signalized intersection is particularly dangerous, as potential vehicular conflicts and resulting angle collisions tend to be severe. This study examines the decisions of distracted drivers during the onset of amber lights. Driving simulator data were obtained from a sample of 58 drivers under baseline and handheld mobile phone conditions at the University of IOWA - National Advanced Driving Simulator. Explanatory variables include age, gender, cell phone use, distance to stop-line, and speed. An iterative combination of decision tree and logistic regression analyses are employed to identify main effects, non-linearities, and interactions effects. Results show that novice (16-17 years) and younger (18-25 years) drivers’ had heightened amber light running risk while distracted by cell phone, and speed and distance thresholds yielded significant interaction effects. Driver experience captured by age has a multiplicative effect with distraction, making the combined effect of being inexperienced and distracted particularly risky. Solutions are needed to combat the use of mobile phones whilst driving.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Presentation)|
|Keywords:||Mobile phone distraction, Advanced Driving Simulator, Risk compensation, Yellow light|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 the authors.|
|Deposited On:||28 Jun 2012 23:59|
|Last Modified:||23 Mar 2013 23:26|
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