ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Understanding the role of self-regulation in moderating distracted driving

Prize: Competitive Fellowships


Driver distraction is an important and growing risk factor for road traffic crashes. Distraction is a complex, multifaceted phenomenon and, despite its impact on safety, our understanding of it is far from complete. Using state-of-the-art driving measurement methods, this project will explore the role that driver initiated adaptive behaviour (self-regulation) plays in mitigating the effects of distraction on driving performance and safety. A set of new countermeasures designed to enhance drivers' self-regulatory behaviour when distracted will be developed and assessed. The outcomes of the project will revolutionise efforts to reduce the deleterious impact of distraction on road trauma in Australia
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsAustralian Research Council (ARC)