Driven to distractionApril 29, 2012
BOSTON - It's well-known that using a cell phone while driving can lead to motor vehicle crashes. New research -- to be presented Sunday, April 29, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston -- shows that even anticipating calls or messages may distract drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
Jennifer M. Whitehill, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Washington, and her colleagues sought to determine whether compulsive cell phone use is associated with motor vehicle crashes. They enlisted undergraduate students to complete the Cell Phone Overuse Scale (CPOS), a 24-item instrument that assesses four aspects of problematic cell phone use: 1) frequent anticipation of calls/messages, 2) interference with normal activities (e.g., impacting friends/family), 3) a strong emotional reaction to the cell phone and 4) recognizing problem use.
The 384 students also took an online anonymous survey that included questions about driving history, prior crashes while operating a vehicle, and items assessing risk behaviors and psychological profile.
"Young drivers continue to use cell phones in the car, despite the known risk of crash. We were interested to explore how cell phone use contributes to distracted driving and to begin to understand the relationship between the driver and the phone," said senior author Beth E. Ebel, MD, MSc, MPH, FAAP, director of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and associate professor of pediatrics at University of Washington.
Results showed that for each 1 point increase on the CPOS, there was an approximately 1 percent increase in the number of previous motor vehicle crashes. Of the four dimensions of compulsive cell phone use, a higher level of call anticipation was significantly associated with prior crashes.
"We know it is important to prevent young drivers from taking their hands off the wheel and eyes off the road to use a cell phone," Dr. Whitehill said. "This study suggests that thinking about future cell phone calls and messages may be an additional source of distraction that could contribute to crashes."
American Academy of Pediatrics
Related Cell Phone Articles:
Even simple cell phone conversations can cause distracted driving. Researchers have found listening on the phone while driving creates a lag in the mind to extract itself from one object before fixing attention on another object.
A new study examined the role parental mediation can play in protecting children from the potential negative effects of smartphone use, comparing the perceived risk and different types of mediation and parenting styles.
University of Washington security researchers have developed a new system called SeaGlass to detect anomalies in the cellular landscape that can indicate where and when IMSI-catchers, cell-site simulators and other devices used in cell phone surveillance are present.
Fast radio bursts seem to come from distant galaxies, but there is no obvious reason that, every once in a while, an FRB wouldn't occur in our own Milky Way galaxy too.
Talking or texting on a cell phone during exercise will lower the intensity of a workout and also affect balance.
The study was conducted at the BGU Virtual Environment Simulation Laboratory, one of the world's most sophisticated traffic research facilities, which enables researchers to measure pedestrian reactions to virtual reality scenarios.
The new visual readout method to count individual nucleic acid molecules within a sample can be performed by any cell-phone camera.
If you think you hear your cell phone ringing or feel it vibrating to signal an incoming call or message, but there actually is none, you may have 'ringxiety' and be psychologically primed to detect such signals.
University of Washington researchers have devised a way to estimate the distribution of wealth and poverty in an area by studying metadata from calls and texts made on cell phones.
Commercially available cell sorters can rapidly and accurately aid medical diagnosis and biological research, but they are large and expensive, present a biohazard and may damage cells.
Related Cell Phone Reading:
Dead Man's Cell Phone (TCG Edition)
by Sarah Ruhl (Author)
“Satire is her oxygen. . . . In her new oddball comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl is forever vital in her lyrical and biting takes on how we behave.”—The Washington Post
“Ruhl’s zany probe of the razor-thin line between life and death delivers a fresh and humorous look at the times we live in.”—Variety
“Sarah Ruhl is deliriously imaginative and fearless in her choice of subject matter. She is an original.”—Molly Smith, artistic director, Arena Stage
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the... View Details
(Two) Mandala cell phone stick on wallet card holder phone pocket for iPhone, Android and all smartphones.
by ThePhonePocket (Publisher)
The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication
by Heather Horst (Author), Daniel Miller (Author)
The book traces the impact of the cell phone from personal issues of loneliness and depression to the global concerns of the modern economy and the trans-national family. As the technology of social networking, the cell phone has become central to establishing and maintaining relationships in areas from religion to love. The Cell Phone presents the first detailed ethnography of the impact of this new technology through the exploration of the cell phone's role in everyday lives.View Details
Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An Insider's Alarming Discoveries about Cancer and Genetic Damage
by George Carlo (Author), Martin Schram (Author)
Essential reading for the 100 million Americans currently using wireless phones, this thoroughly researched and documented cautionary work stands alongside of such classics as Silent Spring and The Coming Plague. With news reports proliferating of the possible connection between brain tumors and cell phone use, Dr. George Carlo was hired by the cell phone industry in 1993 to study the safety of its product. In 1999 funds for Dr. Carlo's research were not renewed, and the industry sought to discredit him. Undeterred, Carlo now brings his case to the public with a powerful assessment of the... View Details
Cell Phone Location Evidence for Legal Professionals: Understanding Cell Phone Location Evidence from the Warrant to the Courtroom
by Larry Daniel (Author)
Cell Phone Location Evidence for Legal Professionals: Understanding Cell Phone Location Evidence from the Warrant to the Courtroom is a guide, in plain language, for digital forensics professionals, attorneys, law enforcement professionals and students interested in the sources, methods and evidence used to perform forensic data analysis of cell phones, call detail records, real time ping records and geo-location data obtained from cellular carriers and cell phones.
Users will gain knowledge on how to identify evidence and how to properly address it for specific cases,... View Details
Mobile Phone Screen Magnifier 3D HD Movie Video Amplifier - Phone Projector for Any Smartphone iPhone 6 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note5 4 3 S6 Edge All Smart Phones (Black)
by Zesgood (Publisher)
Screen Magnifier Give You Bigger!
Now you need not to take a lot of money to buy a larger screen smart phone or buy a ipad, all you need is to get this MINKANAK screen magnifier.Not only you will get a perfect 3D viewing experience(not real 3D), but can be also away from the great damage to your eyes of long time watching with a small screen cell phone.
What can screen magnifier do for you?
1. Enlarge your smart phone display, easier to watch the vedio or news on your phones.
2. 3D-like screen display(not real 3D) to give you better viewing experience.... View Details
iBePro Cell Phone Secure Grip Universal Anti-Slip Handheld Finger Strap Holder, for SmartPhone Small Tablet iPhone 5 / 6s / 6s Plus Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge / Note 5 (Black)
by LLFS INC (Publisher)
Multi phone holder is designed in China and made by imported material with high quality.
You can reuse the moveable band for more than one thousand times,if you feel the rubber is dirty,you can wash it and it will be renew.
There are three adjustable functions on the moveable band for men and women use.
Multi phone holder help you handle your large phone easily just need one finger and push up the band. View Details
My Samsung Galaxy S7 for Seniors
by Michael Miller (Author)
The perfect book to help anyone 50+ learn the Samsung Galaxy S7 — in full color!
My Samsung Galaxy S7 for Seniors helps you quickly and easily get started with the new smartphone and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.
Veteran author Michael Miller has written more than 100 nonfiction books and is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. Michael wrote this book from the... View Details
Cell Phones (Thinking Critically)
by Carla Mooney (Author)
Looks at questions related to the cell phones and their place in society, providing writings from opposing viewpoints intended to encourage critical thinking on how cell phones relate to driving, health, teenagers, and addiction. View Details
iPhone 6s Plus Holster Case, Gcepls iPhone 7 Plus Premium Leather Holster Belt Case with Clip / Loops Belt Pouch Holder Cover with Built in Card Slot for iPhone 6 Plus 7 Plus 8 Plus
by Gcepls (Publisher)
Copatible model: iPhone 7 Plus ,Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge , iphone 6s Plus inch.LG G5 , Nexus 6P
1.Rugged, protective case made for demanding conditions, heavy use and random accidents
2.Made from the higt quality pu Leather
3.Holster case is very easy to install and remove, and definitely affordable. The belt clip can rotate 360 degrees to provide you with flexibility you would never imagine
• Maximum Fit Size: 6.3" x 3.16" x 0.45" ( 160.1mm x 80.2mm x 11.3mm )
We have been tested fit for these smartphones.
--- iphone 6 Plus... View Details