The use of car phones and changes in driver behaviour
by Hakan Alm, Lena Nilsson
International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), Vol. 26, No. 1, 2001

Abstract: The effects of mobile telephone use on traffic safety is discussed in the article. A number of empirical studies are reviewed and it is concluded that the use of a mobile telephone concurrently with car driving may have a negative impact upon traffic safety. The sub-tasks of entering a telephone number and having a demanding conversation are especially likely to increase the risk of an accident. To minimise the negative impact from telephoning on traffic safety, a number of recommendations are suggested.

Online publication date: Fri, 15-Aug-2003

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