DOI

10.17077/drivingassessment.1533

Location

Bolton Landing, New York

Date

20-6-2013

Session

Session 8 – Hybrid Presentations

Abstract

Drivers’ propensity to engage in a telephone conversation and text messaging was observed in a driving simulator study and compared to self-reported engagement in such tasks in the real world. As sensation seeking has been linked to unsafe driving behaviours and self-reported driving violations, drivers were preselected for the study using the Arnett Inventory of Sensation Seeking. In general, drivers’ observed engagement with their mobile phone was not as high in the driving simulator as their self-reported declarations. Some differences were found between the high and low sensation seekers, with more phone calls executed by the high sensation seekers and more text messages performed by the low sensation seekers. Self-report results showed higher engagement in hands-held conversations and text messaging by high sensation seekers.

Rights

Copyright © 2013 the author(s)

DC Citation

Proceedings of the Seventh International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, June 17-20, 2013, Bolton Landing, New York. Iowa City, IA: Public Policy Center, University of Iowa, 2013: 502-508.

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Does Personality Influence Engagement in Mobile ‘Phone Tasks?

Bolton Landing, New York

Drivers’ propensity to engage in a telephone conversation and text messaging was observed in a driving simulator study and compared to self-reported engagement in such tasks in the real world. As sensation seeking has been linked to unsafe driving behaviours and self-reported driving violations, drivers were preselected for the study using the Arnett Inventory of Sensation Seeking. In general, drivers’ observed engagement with their mobile phone was not as high in the driving simulator as their self-reported declarations. Some differences were found between the high and low sensation seekers, with more phone calls executed by the high sensation seekers and more text messages performed by the low sensation seekers. Self-report results showed higher engagement in hands-held conversations and text messaging by high sensation seekers.