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1 Dr Craig Gordon Alcohol Advisory Council of NZ (formerly Ministry of Transport) Presentation at AA Research Foundation Research Symposium, 5-6 th September, 2011 Wellington, NZ

2 Outline The ‘attention diverted by’ series MoT project What was done Summary of findings Acknowledgments – Stephen Evans, Ministry of Transport Gordon, C. (2009). Reviewing how distraction involvement is coded in the New Zealand crash analysis system. In proceedings of the 4 th IRTAD International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group conference, Seoul, Korea, th September.

3 ‘Attention diverted by’ series Passengers Scenery or persons outside the vehicle Other traffic Animal or insects in vehicle Trying to find intersection/house number, destination Advertising or signs Emotionally upset / road rage Cigarette, radio, heater, air conditioning, glove box, object under drivers feet/pedals etc Cell phone Navigation devices CB radio / non-cell comms device Driver dazzled (or sunstrike) Other unspecified

4 Involvement in CAS % crash involvement ‘attention diverted by’ out of all police-reported crashes

5 MoT Project Content review of ‘attention diverted by’ series Purpose: to find out what the series contained 7,261 police reported crashes between Coded as much detail as possible Revised category scheme 6 summary level filters 32 source filters

6 Involvement in ‘Attention diverted by’ series ( , main source driver categories and non-drivers)

7 Focus on secondary task activity Proportion out of secondary task activity

8 Focus on driving-related activity Proportion out of driving-related activity

9 Additional information:

10 Summary Comments ‘Attention diverted by’ series Contains Secondary task activity (non-driving) Internal thought Driving-related activity Emotional state Not all drivers – pedestrians/cyclists as well Involved in approximately 10-12% of crashes With approximately ½ being secondary task activity


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