Driver distraction

Title: Impaired Perception in Driving and Sport

Organisation: Lightmare
Date uploaded: 13th April 2011
Date published/launched: August 2010

This report looks into how on the road, as well as in sport, all distracters (Daytime Running Lights, irritating advertising, needless traffic signs etc.) should be avoided.

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Optimised visual and cognitive performance play a decisive role in traffic and sport. The laws of sensory physiology and cognitive processing are similar in sport and road traffic scenarios.

This report looks into how on the road as well as in sport, all distracters (DRL, irritating advertising, needless traffic signs etc.) must be avoided.

In planning and design of traffic and sport scenarios expert opinion has to be respected.

This is even more important for traffic legislation and jurisdiction. "Mixed traffic" that is, lit (Daylight Running Light), unlit vehicles and vulnerable less conspicuous traffic participants, intermixed in a dynamic and chaotic manner, overstrain our cognitive systems beyond any reasonable doubt.

For more information contact:
Dr. Peter Heilig
T: +43 1 370 45 58

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