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Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

Author : Sidney C. Houghton
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Distracted driving is a behavior dangerous to drivers, passengers, and non-occupants alike. Distraction is a specific type of inattention that occurs when drivers divert their attention from the driving task to focus on some other activity instead. Of those people killed in distraction-affected crashes, 408 occurred in crashes in which at least one of the drivers was using a cell phone (13% of fatalities in distraction-affected crashes) at the time of the crash. Use of a cell phone includes talking/listening to a cell phone, dialing/texting a cell phone, or other cell-phone-related activities. In keeping with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's distraction plan (Overview of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Driver Distraction Program, April 2010, DOT HS 811 299), the agency continues to refine collection of information about the role of distracted driving in police-reported crashes. This book examines data gathered on specific distracting activities to support the development of safety countermeasures and to conduct improved data analysis.

Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

Author : Gail Stewart
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Looks at the potential hazards of using a cell phone while driving and the legislation that has been enacted to combat the problem.

Deadly Driving Distractions

Author : Meridian Education Corporation (PRD)
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Distracted Driving and Cell Phone Use While Driving

Author : Alberta. Dept. of Infrastructure and Transportation
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Driver Distractions

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
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How Serious Is Teen Drunk and Distracted Driving

Author : Patricia D. Netzley
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Examines the controversy surrounding the issue of dangerous driving, including how cell phones impact teen driving habits and whether teen drivers are more susceptible to distractions than adult drivers.

Driver Distraction

Author : Kristie Young
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A Practical Resource for Understanding, Preventing, and Managing Driver Distraction It is estimated that up to 23 percent of crashes and near-crashes are caused by driver distraction, and these figures will likely increase as more and more distractions, both inside and outside the vehicle, compete for driver attention. Driver Distraction: Theory, Effects, and Mitigation gives a comprehensive overview of this issue, outlining the underlying theory of distraction, its effects on driving performance and safety, strategies for mitigating its effects, and directions for future research. It also brings together the wide array of literature on the topic into one, all-inclusive volume. Includes Recommendations for Managing Distractions in the Technological Age This comprehensive volume reviews the full range of distracting activities that occur while driving, and available ergonomic methods, guidelines, and checklists for the measurement and mitigation of driver distraction. It also recommends ways to manage distraction through enhanced data collection and analysis, driver education and training, driver licensing, legislation and enforcement, vehicle design, road design, company policies, and future research. Beneficial for a broad audience, including: Vehicle manufacturers Road transport authorities and safety agencies Traffic and transport engineers Automotive equipment manufacturers and suppliers Company safety managers Standards organizations Transport safety research agencies This work comes at a critical time when road safety authorities are just beginning to recognize the importance of driver distraction as a road safety issue. With balanced and practical guidance, it aims to prevent driver distraction from escalating into an even more significant problem.

Distracted Driving Countermeasures for Commercial Vehicles

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" TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 24: Distracted Driving Countermeasures for Commercial Vehicles examines driving distractions, as well as any protective (safety-enhancing) effects of particular devices. Distracted driving for commercial drivers is defined as attending to tasks not directly related to operating the vehicle. " -- publisher's description.

Cell Phone Use in Motor Vehicle Crashes

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Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior

Author : Yan, Zheng
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The rise of mobile phones has brought about a new era of technological attachment as an increasing number of people rely on their personal mobile devices to conduct their daily activities. Due to the ubiquitous nature of mobile phones, the impact of these devices on human behavior, interaction, and cognition has become a widely studied topic. The Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior is an authoritative source for scholarly research on the use of mobile phones and how these devices are revolutionizing the way individuals learn, work, and interact with one another. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a variety of topics relating to mobile phone use, behavior, and the impact of mobile devices on society and human interaction, this multi-volume encyclopedia is an essential reference source for students, researchers, IT specialists, and professionals seeking current research on the use and impact of mobile technologies on contemporary culture.

Transit Bus Operator Distraction Policies

Author : Christopher A. Kozub
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"TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 108: Transit Bus Operator Distraction Policies is designed to help transit agencies develop policies and programs to address and prevent distracted driving incidents"--Publication page.

Cell Phones and Driving

Author : Greenhaven Press
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Presents articles both supporting and opposing issues related to cell phones and driving, discussing such topics as texting while driving, hands-free technology, and distracting children.

Distracted Driving

Author : David Hosansky
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Drivers have long tried to manage any number of distractions ranging from eating a snack and reading a map to dealing with unruly children in the backseat and putting on makeup. But with the increasing popularity of cellphones and texting, distracted driving has emerged as a central concern of safety experts. Studies indicate that distractions are involved in more than 5,000 traffic fatalities every year. Most states have enacted laws to restrict texting or talking on handheld cellphones, and policymakers face calls for a near-total ban even on hands-free communications devices -- including those that are built into the dashboards of new cars and heavily marketed by automakers. But even if more restrictive laws were passed, many motorists would find it hard to set aside the devices they have come to rely upon to make business and personal calls and also to check websites or update their Facebook pages.

The Senior Driver s Survival Guide

Author : Norman Klein
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Senior Drivers! Your future is in jeopardy. A disturbing situation is developing in the United States. Since people are living longer, the number of drivers over 65 is escalating three times as rapidly as the general driving population. Older people have difficulty concentration, shorter attention spans and failing vision among other ailments. Unfortunately this results in frequent driving mishaps, sometimes with catastrophic results. Taking away their driving privileges would deprive them of their self esteem and independence. This could happen if they continued to have accidents caused by their propensity to get distracted easily and lose concentration. Some states have already enacted laws requiring re-exams for seniors. No doubt many more will follow. Driving slower in traffic is not the answer. This could cause accidents. Driving too fast would be worse since a person’s attention span and reaction time deteriorate with age. It does not matter how skillful he or she once were, aging diminishes skill in almost all areas including the operation of a motor vehicle. Driving today has become more complex as many more cars are on the road. When seniors started to drive, turnpikes and expressways were non existent. After observing the avoidable accidents seniors were having, and realizing how their ranks were exploding, I decided to write “The Senior Driver’s Survival Guide” – subtitled What You Must Know to Protect Your Driving Privileges. Its contents can enable older drivers to drive with a more acute awareness and help them to be better drivers in their “Golden” years. It is an important book which has the power to change and save lives.

iDisorder Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us

Author : Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.
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iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen offers clear, down-to-earth explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.

The Social Media Handbook

Author : Nancy Flynn
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The Social Media Handbook is a comprehensive risk and compliancemanagement toolkit that walks employers step-by-step through theprocess of developing and implementing effective social mediapolicy and compliance management programs that are designed tominimize—and in some cases prevent—social networkingand web 2.0 risks and other electronic disasters. Throughout this important resource Nancy Flynn (aninternationally recognized expert on workplace social media) offersa guide to best practices for creating safe, effective, andcompliant electronic business communications. The book contains athorough review of the risks inherent in employees' social mediause and content and explores how organizations can help managebehavior, mitigate risks, and maximize compliance through theimplementation of strategic social media compliance managementprograms. These programs combine written policies, supported bycomprehensive employee education and are enforced byproven-effective technology tools. Once these policies and programsare in place employers can safely take advantage of the marketingand communications benefits offered by social media. Covering a wealth of material, the book includes vitalinformation on topics such as social media and the law; managingrecords and e-discovery compliantly; regulatory compliance; privacyand security; blog risks and compliance rules; mobile devices drivesocial media risks; a seven-step plan for social media policy andcompliance management; conducting a social media audit; creatingsocial media policies; content rules and compliance; policycompliance and education; reputation management; and more. In addition to addressing pertinent topics on risk management,the book contains cautionary, real-life social networking disasterstories that show how organizations can lose revenue andreputations, reveals how employees can lose jobs, and explains howindividuals can face public humiliation. The Social Media Handbook is a hands-on guide written for humanresource professionals, information technology managers, legalprofessionals, compliance officers, records managers, and otherswho need to manage today's technology tools with up-to-dateemployment rules.

The World Beyond Your Head

Author : Matthew B. Crawford
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A groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft In his bestselling book Shop Class as Soulcraft, Matthew B. Crawford explored the ethical and practical importance of manual competence, as expressed through mastery of our physical environment. In his brilliant follow-up, The World Beyond Your Head, Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. We often complain about our fractured mental lives and feel beset by outside forces that destroy our focus and disrupt our peace of mind. Any defense against this, Crawford argues, requires that we reckon with the way attention sculpts the self. Crawford investigates the intense focus of ice hockey players and short-order chefs, the quasi-autistic behavior of gambling addicts, the familiar hassles of daily life, and the deep, slow craft of building pipe organs. He shows that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and becomes more comprehensible when understood as the coming to fruition of certain assumptions at the root of Western culture that are profoundly at odds with human nature. The World Beyond Your Head makes sense of an astonishing array of common experience, from the frustrations of airport security to the rise of the hipster. With implications for the way we raise our children, the design of public spaces, and democracy itself, this is a book of urgent relevance to contemporary life.

Electronic America

Author : Laurie DiMauro
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The Literacy Cookbook

Author : Sarah Tantillo
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Proven methods for teaching reading comprehension to all students The Literacy Cookbook is filled with classroom-tested techniques for teaching reading comprehension to even the most hard-to-reach students. The book offers a review of approaches that are targeted for teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The book also includes information on how to connect reading, writing, and test prep. Contains accessible and easy-to-adopt recipes for strengthening comprehension, reading, writing, and oral fluency. Terrific resources are ready for download on the companion website. The materials in this book are aligned with the English Language Arts Common Core Standards The website includes an ELA Common Core Tracking Sheet, a handy resource when writing or evaluating curriculum.

Marketing

Author : Roger A. Kerin
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MARKETING: THE CORE, 2/e by Kerin, Berkowitz, Hartley, and Rudelius continues the tradition of cutting-edge content and student-friendliness set by Marketing 8/e, but in a shorter, more accessible package. The Core distills Marketing’s 22 chapters down to 18, leaving instructors just the content they need to cover the essentials of marketing in a single semester. Instructors using The Core also benefit from a full-sized supplements package that surpasses anything offered by the competition, while students will appreciate the easy-to-read paperback format that’s equally kind to both the eyes and the pocketbook. The Core is more than just a "baby Kerin"; it combines great writing, currency, and supplements into the ideal package for budget-conscious students and time-conscious professors.