2 Reaching for items on dash ARE YOU DISTRACTED???Reaching for items on dashTuning the radioEating or drinkingTalking on cellTexting
3 Driver InattentionDriver’s awareness and focus drift to anything else other than the driving taskCan be unintentional
4 Person, event, activity, or object DISTRACTED DRIVINGPerson, event, activity, or objectNot necessary for thedriving taskWhat are some examples??
5 DISTRACTION 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
6 DISTRACTIONS INSIDE THE VEHICLE CellphonesVehicle equipment and controlsAnimals and insectsFood and drinkPassengersLoose objects (projectiles)
7 DISTRACTIONS OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE Animals, Birds, reptiles, and other creaturesDebrisSigns/BillboardsParked/Disabled vehicles/Accidents
8 Crash and fire scenes can often cause SCENES AND EVENTSCrash and fire scenes can often causeGawkingRubberneckingTHESE TEND TO CAUSE…