Driving and Texting Performance When Drivers Text Behind the WheelJibo He*, William Choi and Jake Ellis
Department of Psychology, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 67260, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jibo He
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 67260, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 27, 2014; Accepted Date: May 28, 2014; Published Date: June 03, 2014
Citation: He J, Choi W, Ellis J (2014) Driving and Texting Performance When Drivers Text Behind the Wheel. J Ergonomics S3:e001. doi: 10.4172/2165-7556.S3-e001
Copyright: © 2014 He J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Texting while driving is a prevalent risky behavior among drivers that causes thousands of fatalities each year. Compared to the attention cell phone conversations while driving is given, texting while driving is still not thoroughly investigated. This article reviews the risks of texting while driving, mutual interference of texting and driving performance and future research questions. More research focusing on texting while driving and technology solutions to reduce its risks is needed.