Especially in the car drivers should aim for the thoughtful use of any new

Especially in the car drivers should aim for the

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attention and limit working memory - both essential to safe driving. Especially in the car, drivers should aim for the thoughtful use of any new devices or gadgets. STEP 4: In a 200-400 word essay, how would you use the data from the Drews, et al. study to address the issue of Distracted Driving (feel free to be creative; you can create a plan or campaign)? In today’s day and age, technology has drastically increased. People seem to rely on the use of their devices more than anything does. Simply because someone feels like they must respond to a text immediately is why many of the accidents occur and most of the time this lead to a vehicular accident that can result in death. (Drew, F. (2008) I would use the data from Drew’s, et al. study to address the issue of Distracted Driving to make the public more aware of the dangers of distracted driving. Psychology Professor David Strayer published a study in 2006 showing that motorists who talk on handheld or hands-free cellular phones are as impaired as drunken drivers are. “Just like you put yourself and other people at risk when you drive drunk, you put yourself and others at risk when you use a cell phone and drive. The level of impairment is very similar.” Each of the study’s 40 participants drove a Patrol Sim driving simulator four times. Motorists who talked on either handheld or hands-free cell phones drove slightly slower, were 9 percent slower to hit the brakes, displayed 24 percent more variation in following distance as their attention switched between driving and conversing, were 19 percent slower to resume normal speed after braking and were more likely to crash. (Strayer, D. (2006, August 28). ) Three study participants rear-ended the pace car. All were talking on cell phones, none were drunk. Both handheld and hands-free cell phones impaired driving, with no significant difference in
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