Drivers distracted by dashboard technology at higher risk of crashing

by Dominic Parks October 7, 2017, 0:18
Drivers distracted by dashboard technology at higher risk of crashing

"Driver distraction caused by visual, manual, or cognitive interactions unrelated to the operation of the automobile is a significant source of crashes on the roadway", according to study author and University of Utah professor David Strayer.

Programming a destination into in-vehicle GPS navigation systems was the most distracting activity, taking drivers an average of 40 seconds to complete the task.

According to a study by the American Automobile Association Foundation, usually the driver of a auto moving at the speed of 25 miles per hour takes somewhere around 40 seconds to program the navigation system of the vehicle.

Of the 30 vehicle systems AAA studied, 23 required high or very high demand on drivers to operate.

AAA says they're sharing the results of their research with automakers, but they're also warning drivers that just because certain technology is available while driving doesn't mean it's safe to use when behind the wheel and they should act responsibly. "And drivers should avoid the temptation to engage with these technologies, especially for non-driving tasks".

What's been done to reduce accidents due to distracted driving? . The worst culprits were navigation tasks, which distracted drivers for up to 40 seconds. "This review will examine the effectiveness of using this new emerging technology to crack down on this reckless behavior and thoroughly evaluate its implications", he told the AP.

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"So what we hope is that our research will be used by consumers to help make a good decision about what vehicles and what technology in the vehicles is best for them", he said.

Under pressure from the industry, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2012 issued voluntary safety guidelines to automakers for dashboard technology instead of enforceable safety standards. "This is troublesome", the report says, "because motorists may assume that features that are enabled when they are driving are safe and easy to use".

Study reveals cars already have plenty of things to distract drivers.

For so long, researchers have focused on how cellular phones facilitate a variety of distracted driving behaviors, such as texting and driving.

The knobs and buttons that were once ubiquitous in cars have given way to a touch screen that allows drivers to use social media, email, and text - but the technology can be complicated to use.


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