statistical data collected to demonstrate the reduced cognitive ability of distracted drivers. This could be accomplished though television adds that demonstrate how easily seemingly obvious things are missed while driving distracted. This would be accomplished though slightly over dramatized examples. I would also incorporate some distract observing units in driver education classes. In an experiment called The Invisible Gorilla (Chabris & Simons, 2010), viewers were asked to count the number of times a basketball was passed between players wearing white shits. Chabris and Simons (2010) discovers that half of the viewers did not see the gorilla in the video. Videos like this one are what I would incorporate into the driving classes. The only variations I would introduce are the ability of the students to talk or text on their cell phones first, then show it again without the cell phone distraction. Demonstrating how much can be missed would be main goal of the exercise with the hope of teaching young drivers not to drive distracted. So, what you missed while talking on your cell phone?
Work Cited Chabris, C., & Simons, D. (2010). The Invisible Gorella. Retrieved March 21, 2019, from Drews, F.A., Pasupathi, M., & Strayer, D.L. (2008). Passenger and cell phone conversations in simulated driving. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied , 14, 392-400.
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