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Citation

Edquist J, Horberry T, Hosking S, Johnston I. Appl. Ergon. 2011; 42(4): 619-626.

Affiliation

Accident Research Centre, Monash University, Building 70, Victoria 3800, Australia.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2011, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.apergo.2010.08.013

PMID

20864087

Abstract

There is currently a great deal of interest in the problem of driver distraction. Most research focuses on distractions from inside the vehicle, but drivers can also be distracted by objects outside the vehicle. Major roads are increasingly becoming sites for advertising billboards, and there is little research on the potential effects of this advertising on driving performance. The driving simulator experiment presented here examines the effects of billboards on drivers, including older and inexperienced drivers who may be more vulnerable to distractions. The presence of billboards changed drivers' patterns of visual attention, increased the amount of time needed for drivers to respond to road signs, and increased the number of errors in this driving task.


Keywords: Driver distraction;


Language: en

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