This research project aims to study the effects of mobile telephone use on driving performance through experimental and observational research methods. The principal goal of this research project is to produce up-to-date knowledge in the wider field of road safety by focusing on the involvement of human factor in the phenomenon of road traffic crashes.
In particular, the proposed project aims to:
- explore the effects of mobile phone use on the driving performance of Greek drivers
- compare the effects of mobile phone use on the driving performance of professional and amateur drivers
- identify the human elements that are mostly affected during mobile phone use contributing to the impairment of driving performance
- explore driver background factors that increase the impairment of driving erformance when mobile phone is used (among personal characteristics, driving patterns, attitudes, etc.)
- develop a multivariate model to predict and interpret the accumulated contribution of mobile phone use and other driver background factors to the impairment of driving performance
- identify factors that contribute more to the impairment of driving performance when mobile phone is used and need to be targeted by future interventions.
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