Talking, eating, drinking and uncontrolled steering: a South African example of distrated driving

Show simple item record Venter, Karien
dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (31st : 2012 : Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.contributor.other Minister of Transport, South Africa 2012-10-19T08:45:51Z 2012-10-19T08:45:51Z 2012-07-09 July 2012
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material was published using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0 Technology. The original CD ROM was produced by Document Transformation Technologies Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: nigel@doctech URL: en_US
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 31st Annual Southern African Transport Conference 9-12 July 2012 "Getting Southern Africa to Work", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en_US
dc.description.abstract Road safety reports indicate that “the human” is the largest contributory factor in South African fatal crashes. Yet little is known about human factors in South African road safety. A better understanding of contributing behaviours such as distraction could assist in addressing road safety behaviour. Internationally a good deal of research has been dedicated to investigating the contribution that distracted driving practices play in crashes and near-crashes. This research paper provides an overview of how the Naturalistic Driving Studies (NDS) methodology was utilised in a small (non-representative) experiment to observe South African driver behaviour in an everyday setting. The findings provided insight related to a number of driver behaviour issues such as traffic conflicts, traffic violations and distracted driving. The most prominent distracted driving behaviours identified included: adjusting the radio, eating and drinking while driving (which led to uncontrolled steering behaviour) and mobile phone use. The focus of this paper is to disseminate findings related to distraction while driving in a South African setting. The paper provides an overview of the NDS methodology followed, findings from the experiment related to distractions and driving and concludes with the identification of possible research questions for future consideration. en_US
dc.description.librarian dm2012 en
dc.format.extent 9 pages en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920017-53-8
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Document Transformation Technologies
dc.relation.ispartof SATC 2012
dc.rights University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Fatal crashes en_US
dc.subject NDS methodology en_US
dc.subject Road safety reports en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Southern Africa
dc.title Talking, eating, drinking and uncontrolled steering: a South African example of distrated driving en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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