There's a big difference between "looking" and actually "seeing." Car Talk talks to leading driver cognition researchers about the perils of voice control, and "inattention blindness."
A new study finds brand-new drivers are great at paying attention to the road...for the first few months, anyway.
How Do You Cross the Street in Vietnam? The quick answer is “Slowly and predictably.” As a researcher on traffic-related issues, my trip to Vietnam, where traffic obeys loose "guidelines" rather than rules, was a lesson in predictable chaos.
Ask a younger driver which is worse: A crash from someone texting, or a crash from someone drinking? Which one do you think they would pick? It turns out the answer is a bit complicated...
In posts this year, David Strayer and I have shined the spotlight on the contributions -- or lack thereof -- of both users and the government to the distracted driving problem.
What if I told you that we could end the problem of drivers using cellular phones to talk, text, surf or whatever-is-coming-next RIGHT NOW? Okay, let me rephrase that. I am telling you we could end the problem right now, or at least start on a path toward that end...
When I see a driver texting, I am baffled at how someone can justify being so clearly irresponsible.
A week or so ago, the popular NPR news quiz show "Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me" asked guests to fill in the blank on the following statement: Contrary to popular belief, new research suggests (BLANKING) can actually improve driver safety. Answer: TALKING ON THE PHONE. What!?