Distracted driving leads to countless accidents, serious injuries, and millions of dollars in property damage. Many of these situations arise from "cognitive distraction" - where drivers are so preoccupied thinking about distracting information that they miss key perceptual events that could have averted disaster.

The present work investigates a theory-based training program designed to reduce cognitive distraction by increasing drivers’ ability to filter out distracting information.

We will show that training improves environmental monitoring and situational awareness across a variety of simulated driving scenarios, and can be used as the basis for training interventions in high risk driving groups.

Researchers

Associate Prof. Troy A.W.Visser
Associate Prof. Shayne Loft
Prof. James T.Enns (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

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