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dc.creatorHolahan, C. Joshen
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-19T18:29:34Zen
dc.date.available2013-07-19T18:29:34Zen
dc.date.issued1977-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/20858en
dc.descriptionSee this work in the Center for Transportation Research Library catalog: http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/dbtw-wpd/query/id/5763en
dc.description.abstractExisting studies of the relationship between visual distractors and traffic accidents are both limited and contradictory. The present study investigates the effect of: (a) number of distractors, (b) color of distractors, and (c) location of distractors, on the perception of a target stimulus. Reaction time was the response measure. Analysis of variance showed that all three dimensions have a significant effect on reaction time, with location having the greatest effect. Conclusions are that: (1) legal limits be placed on distractors, and (2) engineering decisions be oriented toward counteracting the potential negative effects of the background distractors.en
dc.description.sponsorshipTexas Office of Traffic Safety, State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (Austin, Texas)en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherCouncil for Advanced Transportation Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCATS;RR-47en
dc.subjectColoren
dc.subjectDistractionen
dc.subjectDriver licensingen
dc.subjectLawsen
dc.subjectReaction timeen
dc.subjectTraffic accidentsen
dc.titleEffects of Visual Distraction on Reaction Time in a Simulated Traffic Environmenten
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.description.departmentCenter for Transportation Researchen
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dc.identifier.oclc3639135en


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