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ID Number 1716
Study Type Epidemiology
Model Mobile phone use while driving and correlation with vehicle accidents

Drivers (n = 241) were surveyed for 1 year for mobile phone use during driving (data involved 82 crashes, 761 near crashes and 8,295 critical incidents). The study reported ~80 % of crashes and 65% of near-crashes involved driver distraction within three seconds of the event. The new most common distraction was use of a mobile phone, followed by drowsiness - although mobile phone use was far less likely to be the cause of a crash (1.3x) or near-miss than other distractions, (e.g., drowsiness, reaching for falling cup). NHTSA and NOPUS also released a report suggesting 6% of drivers in 2005 used mobile phones while driving, with 16-24 yr old use at ~10%.

Findings Not Applicable to Bioeffects
Status Completed Without Publication
Principal Investigator Blacksburg, VA, USA
Funding Agency Private/Instit.