U student researches distracted driving using a simulator.

Distraction-Free Driving

Are certain tasks more distracting than others while driving? For three years, James Coleman, a graduate student in psychology, has been working with professor David Strayer to identify types of distracted driving. Measuring physiological and subjective levels, Coleman created a rating scale. He is currently using his results to meet with advocacy groups who have lost family and friends due to distracted driving and hopes to continue promoting distraction-free driving.

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