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    Mobile Phones and Driving Safety
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      Using a cellular phone while driving increases the risk of car accidents. Consequently, in many countries, the use of mobile phones while driving is illegal.

      Background Information

    • Mobile phones and driving safety [View Resource]
    • Texting while driving [View Resource]
    • Safety tips for cell phone use by drivers [View Resource]
    • National Safety Council Launches Video Series to Educate Public About Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving [View Experiment]

      K-12 Experiments, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • Does a Cell-Phone Conversation Affect Reaction Time? [View Experiment]
    • Cell Phone (Interdisciplinary Topic) Science Fair Projects and Experiments [View Experiment]
    • Lesson Plan: Dangers of Distracted Driving [View Experiment]
    • Module, Lesson Plan: Reducing Driver Distractions [View Experiment]
    • Safe Driving - Lesson Plan [View Experiment]
    • The role of driver distraction in traffic crashes [View Experiment]
    • An Investigation of the Safety Implications of Wireless Communications in Vehicles [View Experiment]
    • Think before you speak [View Experiment]
    • Cell-Phone Ban Not a Good Call [View Experiment]
    • Hands-Free Cellular Phones; Greatest Hidden Public Hazard on the Roadway [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Studies and Articles

    • Linking data from different sources to estimate the risk of a collision when using a cell phone while driving [View Experiment]
    • Driver distraction and crashes: an assessment of crash databases and review of the literature [View Experiment]
    • Fatal distraction? A comparison of the cell-phone driver and the drunk driver [View Experiment]
    • Cell phone use and motor vehicle collisions: a review of the studies [View Experiment]
    • Examining the Impact of Cell Phone Conversations on Driving Using Meta-Analytic Techniques [View Experiment]
    • Hand-Held Cellphone Laws and Collision Claim Frequencies [View Experiment]
    • Passenger and cell-phone conversations in simulated driving [View Experiment]
    • The Effects of Text Messaging on Young Novice Driver Performance [View Experiment]
    • Cellular Phone Use While Driving: Risks and Benefits [View Experiment]
    • Use of mobile phones while driving – effects on road safety [View Experiment]
    • A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Examining the Effect of Driving Experience on Teenage Driving Ability with Secondary Tasks [View Thesis]
    • Mobile phones and teenagers: Impact, consequences and concerns - parents/caregivers perspectives [View Thesis]
    • The Effects of Simulated Cellular Phone Conversation on Road [View Thesis]

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