Presentation on theme: "Chapter 8 Managing Distractions. ARE YOU DISTRACTED??? Reaching for items on dash Tuning the radio Eating or drinking Talking on cell Texting."— Presentation transcript:
ARE YOU DISTRACTED??? Reaching for items on dash Tuning the radio Eating or drinking Talking on cell Texting
Driver Inattention Driver’s awareness and focus drift to anything else other than the driving task Can be unintentional
DISTRACTED DRIVING Person, event, activity, or object Not necessary for the driving task What are some examples??
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 road Auditory- Caused by sounds Biomechanical- not related to the driving task at hand. Includes pushing a button, turning a dial, picking up objects
DISTRACTIONS INSIDE THE VEHICLE Cellphones Vehicle equipment and controls Animals and insects Food and drink Passengers Loose objects (projectiles)
DISTRACTIONS OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE Animals, Birds, reptiles, and other creatures Debris Signs/Billboards Parked/Disabled vehicles/Accidents
SCENES AND EVENTS Crash and fire scenes can often cause Gawking Rubbernecking THESE TEND TO CAUSE…