Using Driver Simulators to Measure the Impact of Distracted Driving on Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
This reports describes research completed to study driver distraction among CMV operators. The team chose two common handheld devises that are major issues for today’s CMV operators: Mp3 players and cell phones.
All 25 drivers who voluntarily participated in this study were professionals from commercial and independent companies who had at least 5 years of CMV driving experience. The researchers collected performance and physiological data. The equipment was chosen to guarantee that the experiment was conducted in a controlled and safe fashion.