Discipline: Technology & Engineering
Subcategory: STEM Research
- Savannah State University
Co-Author(s): Corliss Best, Savannah State University, GA; Maranda McBride, College of Business and Economics, North Carolina A&T University; Katrina Savitskie, College of Business, University of West Florida
Distracted driving is a result of attention being diverted from the primary activity of driving. There are several reasons for distraction including adjusting a radio, accessing the multimedia center of the car, using navigation system, talking to passengers, watching a video, grooming, and reading. Mobile utilization was resolved to be the second most basic type of diverted conduct high school drivers were occupied with before a vehicle mishap. Additionally, 44.5% of secondary school students confess to messaging while at the same time driving. It is critical to figure out which techniques are best at dissuading teenagers from texting while driving (TWD). The goal of the project is to identify behavioral factors that may impact teenagers and young driver’s (between the ages of 13 and 25 years old) perceptions of following laws. Moreover, the prime goal of this study is to show that there exists an indirect relationship between the big-five personality traits and distracted driving, mediated through cognitive failures. Distracted driving is measured using two specific sub-constructs: texting while driving and distraction due to use of technology in the car (navigation and center console to name a few). A sample of 500 teenagers and young drivers has been used to conduct this study. A structural equation modelling is conducted to show that cognitive failures has a significant mediating role to play in the relationship between personality and distracted driving. Discussions of implications, limitations, and suggestions for future research are present.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF-TIP-HBCU-UP
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,