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TitleExploring the prevalence of in-vehicle distraction in moving traffic: A pilot study
AuthorsPonte G, Wundersitz LN
Year2019
TypeConference Paper
AbstractVideo from four locations around Adelaide was examined to code distracted behaviours of drivers moving in traffic. A total of 920 drivers were observed of whom 8.9% were engaged in one of 16 in-vehicle behaviors that were classified as a distraction. The more significant driver distractions included using mobile phones (2.5%), holding an object (1.8%) and eating or drinking (1.5%) while driving. This pilot study demonstrates that there is camera technology suitable for observing distracted driving behaviour among drivers in moving traffic on public roads in South Australia, which could potentially be deployed for a larger, more representative study.
SponsorMotor Accident Commission
Conference Name2019 Australasian Road Safety Conference
Conference AbbreviationARSC
Conference LocationAdelaide, Australia
Conference Date25-27 September 2019

Reference
Ponte G, Wundersitz LN (2019) 'Exploring the prevalence of in-vehicle distraction in moving traffic: A pilot study', 2019 Australasian Road Safety Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 25-27 September 2019.