Location

Rockport, Maine

Date

28-6-2005

Session

SESSION 3 - Poster Session A

Abstract

Workload refers to the amount of cognitive resources necessary toperform a task, and it can be manipulated by incorporating secondary tasks into aprimary task such as driving. The present study incorporated answering a phoneand removing a plastic bottle top into a driving task for teen drivers. Resultsshowed few performance differences between driving with and withoutdistractions, although subjective workload did increase for the drive that includeddistractions compared to the non-distraction drive. This indicates that teens maybe able to maintain driving performance while performing secondary tasks,although their workload appears to increase.

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Copyright © 2005 the author(s)

DC Citation

Proceedings of the Third International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, June 27-30, 2005, Rockport, Maine. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, University of Iowa, 2005: 158-164.

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Jun 28th, 12:00 AM

Workload Changes in Teenaged Drivers Driving with Distractions

Rockport, Maine

Workload refers to the amount of cognitive resources necessary toperform a task, and it can be manipulated by incorporating secondary tasks into aprimary task such as driving. The present study incorporated answering a phoneand removing a plastic bottle top into a driving task for teen drivers. Resultsshowed few performance differences between driving with and withoutdistractions, although subjective workload did increase for the drive that includeddistractions compared to the non-distraction drive. This indicates that teens maybe able to maintain driving performance while performing secondary tasks,although their workload appears to increase.