Development and Validation of an Ecological Driver Distraction Evaluation Tool

Kristie Lee Young, Michael Graeme Lenne, Jeffery Michael Archer, Amy Rose Williamson

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This paper describes the development and validation of a PC-based MUARC Driver Distraction Test designed to measure simulated driving performance while the driver is performing a secondary task. The paper discusses the logic behind the development of the test, including the principles that were used to guide its design, as well as the results of a pilot validation study. The findings from this study were consistent with previous research and theory and were consistent with those obtained with the LCT. The results did, however,
highlight a number of refinements that were necessary to improve the utility of the test.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention
Place of PublicationGothenburg, Sweden
PublisherChalmers University of Technology
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventInternational Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention 2009 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 28 Sept 200929 Sept 2009
Conference number: 1st


ConferenceInternational Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention 2009
Abbreviated titleDDI 2009
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