Abstract: Mobile distractions can be defined as any activity that diverts a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Therefore, texting, calling, messaging, and taking selfies are all forms of driver distractions. In order to understand the dangers of mobile distractions, this paper investigates the impact of various types of distractions and their effects on driving performance, as well as the level of potential dangers imposed by each distraction. Adopting the use of a driving simulator, which has rarely been used in prior experiments, this study found that each mobile distraction causes a different level of complexity related to driving performance. For instance, texting and using an SNS (i.e., Snapchating) created the largest distraction to driving.
Keywords: Distracted Driving, Multitasking, Mobile Distractions, Mobile Phones, Safe Driving
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Recommended Citation: Choi, H., Xiong, J., Medlin, D. (2019). Driving Distractions and Multi-tasking: An Investigative Study. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, 12(3) pp 14-23. http://jisar.org/2019-12/ ISSN: 1946-1836. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2018)