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Webinar - The Situational Awareness of Distracted Drivers

  • 14 Sep 2022
  • 11:30 - 12:30
  • On Line via Zoom


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The Institute will be presenting the next one hour webinar for the membership on Wednesday 14th September 2022 in which applied cognitive psychologist, Dr Gemma Briggs – a senior lecturer at the Open University – will discuss research findings on driver behaviour.

In this third presentation for ITAI, Gemma will discuss research findings relating to Situational Awareness, including the impact of phone use on driver awareness. Building on Gemma’s second presentation, which discussed the measurable effects of distraction on driving performance, this session will discuss changes in reaction time and hazard detection when driver situational awareness is depleted. It will provide some case-based examples of incidents which could be attributed to reduced situational awareness and will discuss how new technology, including semi-autonomous vehicles and driver assistance modes, may differentially affect driver awareness.

Please note, in case there is some confusion, this is at 11:30 am British Summer Time [UTC+1].

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