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Know the hazards of driver distraction.

Authors
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Source
Portland, OR: Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, 2010 Oct; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20039127
Abstract
Driver distraction is a factor in at least one-fourth of all crashes. Often, drivers are looking at an object in their lap or on the seat next to them. Glances away from the forward roadway for 2 seconds doubles the risk of a crash. Short driving-related glances at rear-view mirrors or outside conditions reduce the risk of a crash. Dialing is more dangerous than talking on a cell phone, but talking lasts longer, so both activities contribute about the same to the number of crashes.
Keywords
Drivers; Accident-prevention; Accident-statistics; Transportation-industry; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Risk-factors
Publication Date
20101001
Document Type
Other
Email Address
orface@ohsu.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008472
Source Name
Know the Hazards of Driver Distraction
State
OR
Performing Organization
Oregon Department of Human Services
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