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Chapter 8 Managing Distractions. ARE YOU DISTRACTED???  Reaching for items on dash  Tuning the radio  Eating or drinking  Talking on cell  Texting.

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1 Chapter 8 Managing Distractions

2 ARE YOU DISTRACTED???  Reaching for items on dash  Tuning the radio  Eating or drinking  Talking on cell  Texting

3 Driver Inattention  Driver’s awareness and focus drift to anything else other than the driving task  Can be unintentional

4 DISTRACTED DRIVING  Person, event, activity, or object  Not necessary for the driving task What 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 road  Auditory- Caused by sounds  Biomechanical- not related to the driving task at hand. Includes pushing a button, turning a dial, picking up objects

6 DISTRACTIONS INSIDE THE VEHICLE  Cellphones  Vehicle equipment and controls  Animals and insects  Food and drink  Passengers  Loose objects (projectiles)

7 DISTRACTIONS OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE  Animals, Birds, reptiles, and other creatures  Debris  Signs/Billboards  Parked/Disabled vehicles/Accidents

8 SCENES AND EVENTS Crash and fire scenes can often cause  Gawking  Rubbernecking THESE TEND TO CAUSE…


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