2Reaching for items on dash ARE YOU DISTRACTED???Reaching for items on dashTuning the radioEating or drinkingTalking on cellTexting
3Driver InattentionDriver’s awareness and focus drift to anything else other than the driving taskCan be unintentional
4Person, event, activity, or object DISTRACTED DRIVINGPerson, event, activity, or objectNot necessary for thedriving taskWhat are some examples??
5DISTRACTION CLASSIFICATIONS Cognitive- Mind lost in thought or in a daydream (talking on cell is also included)Visual- Anything that causes you to take your eyes off the roadAuditory- Caused by soundsBiomechanical- not related to the driving task at hand. Includes pushing a button, turning a dial, picking up objects
6DISTRACTIONS INSIDE THE VEHICLE CellphonesVehicle equipment and controlsAnimals and insectsFood and drinkPassengersLoose objects (projectiles)
7DISTRACTIONS OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE Animals, Birds, reptiles, and other creaturesDebrisSigns/BillboardsParked/Disabled vehicles/Accidents
8Crash and fire scenes can often cause SCENES AND EVENTSCrash and fire scenes can often causeGawkingRubberneckingTHESE TEND TO CAUSE…