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Chapter 8. Managing Distractions. For Your Quiz. You should be able to: Explain the difference between driver inattention and distracted driving. List the four categories of driver distractions.

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Chapter 8

Chapter 8

Managing Distractions


For your quiz

For Your Quiz

  • You should be able to:

    • Explain the difference between driver inattention and distracted driving.

    • List the four categories of driver distractions.

    • Explain why dialing a cell phone or texting is distracting (hint: relates to all four categories of driver distractions).

    • Explain how you can minimize distractions inside your vehicle.

    • Explain why outside the vehicle distractions can be more difficult to deal with than in the car distractions.


Driver inattention distracted drivin g

Driver Inattention & Distracted Driving

Driver Inattention

Look but don’t see

Unintentional

Distracted Driving

Choice

Intentional


Distraction classifications

Distraction Classifications

National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration (NHTSA) groups distracted drivers into four categories:

Cognitive Distractions

Visual Distractions

Auditory Distractions

Biomechanical Distractions


Cell phones

Cell Phones

Auditory Distraction

Cognitive Distraction

Visual Distraction

Biomechanical Distraction

Class Activity


Vehicle equipment and controls

Vehicle Equipment and Controls

GPS devices

Video Entertainment Systems

Sound Systems


Other distractions

Other Distractions

Animals/Insects

Food and Drink

Passengers

Loose Objects


Distractions outside the vehicle

Distractions Outside the Vehicle

Traffic Signs

Debris

Crashes


For your quiz1

For Your Quiz

  • You should be able to:

    • Explain the difference between driver inattention and distracted driving.

    • List the four categories of driver distractions.

    • Explain why dialing a cell phone or texting is distracting (hint: relates to all four categories of driver distractions).

    • Explain how you can minimize distractions inside your vehicle.

    • Explain why outside the vehicle distractions can be more difficult to deal with than in the car distractions.


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