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Researchers Measure Distraction Levels of Voice-Activated Systems

Researchers Measure Distraction Levels of Voice-Activated Systems

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety teamed with University of Utah psychology researchers to measure driver distraction levels associated with giving voice commands to control electronics and update social media. Here's a report on the two recent studies. For the full story, click here.

October 9, 2014

Here's Why We Have Restrictive Hazmat Rules

Here's Why We Have Restrictive Hazmat Rules

Watch what happens when a truck carrying a load of apparently unsecured propane cylinders runs into the back of a bus. Remember, propane in cylinders is stored at fairly high pressure. In the first few seconds of the video, you see the truck passing the car filming the event. There's a bus in the center lane that appears to cut in front of the propane truck, but that's not visible on camera. What happens next is frightening.  

April 18, 2014

Distracted Driving: The Myth Behind Multitasking

Distracted Driving: The Myth Behind Multitasking

David Teater, senior director of Transportation Initiatives at the National Safety Council, explains multitasking - which is impossible to do with two cognitively complex tasks such as driving and talking on a cell phone. Teater was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Fleet Safety Conference; click here to learn more about cognitive distraction.

June 26, 2013

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