This study sought to identify changes in driver behaviour due to handsfree telephone conversations carried out during motorway driving. 18 volunteer subjects either drove in silence or whilst completing verbal tasks on a Carphone. No evidence for a change in driving behaviour in terms of speed choice, lane occupancy, accelerator use or overtaking manoeuvres was found. However mental workload did increase. The results are presented in relation to other studies, and safety implications are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Contemporary Ergonomics 1984-2008|
|Subtitle of host publication||Selected Papers and an Overview of the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human Factors and Ergonomics