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Multitasking in the Automobile

[VIDEO] David L. Strayer has spent more than a decade studying the fundamental factors that impair drivers and lead to automobile accidents. Some distractions — like talking or texting on a smartphone — are already widely recognized as dangerous. But much of Strayer’s work focuses on cognitive distractions that occur even when people keep both hands on the steering wheel and their eyes on the road. ... More>


Old and On the Road: Can We Train Older Drivers to Be Safer?


Old and on the Road: Can We Train Elderly Drivers To Be Safer?

Mr. Magoo, a cartoon regular of early TV, was notorious for his hazardous driving. He was a retiree, befuddled and extremely nearsighted, yet he continued to drive despite these obvious […]... More>