The term distracted driving refers to the three main types of distraction occurring while driving: visual: taking your eyes off the road; manual: taking your hands off the wheel; and cognitive: taking your mind off of driving (“Motor Vehicle Safety”, 2017). Distracted driving has been a problem since the first Model Ts rolled off the assembly line in 1908; however, an arguably much more dangerous form of distracted driving has arisen as cellphones have become an essential part of people's life: texting while driving. Each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a driver using a cell phone (Chase, 2014). Driving while distracted is clearly a major
networks in 2009 was 1.5 trillion which increased to 2.3 trillion in 2010, an approximate 53% increase. It’s the advancements in technology and the media that targets the increase of texting’s fame curves.
Everything has some advantages as well as disadvantages and so does texting. Texting has a lot of advantages and it has facilitated a lot of things. Text messages are short and delivered faster than any other means of communication and more likely get faster response than letters and emails. It is cheaper…
texting and driving. Numerous accidents have taken place resulting in death or severe injuries. The sad part is that especially among teenagers and young drivers poor judgment is used when making a decision to text and drive. Most states have implemented laws with severe penalties when texting and driving. High way deaths and injuries have increased tremendously due to texting. Bluetooth’s are ear devices designed to be placed on your ear in order to have hand free calling while driving; designed to…
than that. Focusing on motor vehicle accidents, I personally believe that the reasons why these numbers are high are because of distractions we deal with while on the road. Drivers are distracted in many different ways, looking at something other than the road, hearing or thinking of something not related to driving, and the most important handling something other than the wheel. The most common distraction I feel in this day and age would be technology. Technology within this past decade has advance…
opportunity only to commute to the workplace once a week. In addition, the U.S. federal agencies are providing some family friendly policies that include alternative work schedules, part-time employment, job sharing, and telecommuting or telework. Not driving into the office daily is what attracts many that want to work from home.
Technology has changed the workplace a good deal in the past ten years and is advancing at a fast pace. As a result, conducting work from home one or more days a week has…
COGNITIVE AND PERCEPTUAL FACTORS IN AGING AND DRIVING
Edward J. Rinalducci, Mustapha Mouloua, and Janan Smither
Department of Psychology
University of Central Florida
Final Technical Report No. VPL-03-01
Visual Performance Laboratory
Department Of Psychology
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Fl. 32816-1390
Technical Report submitted to the Florida Department of Transportation,
Tallahassee under grant number 16-21-713 to the University of Central
Florida and CATSS:…
From Mahatma Gandhi to Winston Churchill to Martin Luther King, there are as many leadership styles as there are leaders. Fortunately, businesspeople and psychologists have developed useful and simple ways to describe the main styles of leadership, and these can help aspiring leaders understand which styles they should use.
So, whether you manage a team at work, captain a sports team, or lead a major corporation, which approach is best? Consciously, or subconsciously, you'll probably use some of…
Principles of Learning
The following assignment discusses motivation, learning activities, organisation of information, communication and feedback. The theories of psychologists will be referenced to the examples given for motivation and the organisation of information. Theories include those of Abraham Maslow, Jerome Bruner and David Kolb.
Students attend Learning Resources IT training on a voluntary basis, and are therefore highly motivated. These students…
Carrier IQ software depends on cell phone carriers. Phone carriers are the ones who decide on how many smart phones they want the software to be installed in based on the demand of the phones.
The development of mobile phones has its advantages and disadvantages. The original idea for the smart phone is to help communication between people to be fast and easy. The innovative technology…
Classification Systems of Motor Skills
Open involves a very dynamic environment with changing factors that will impact a movement or action
Closed is a controlled and unchanging environment that doesn’t impact a movement or action
Gross uses a very broad amount of movement or muscles, large movement
Fine is very small, precise movement
Discrete is a single motion or action with a distinct beginning and end
Serial is repeating the…
Title- The Grapes of Wrath
Text Type- Novel
Author- John Steinbeck
Brief Background- Steinbeck was an American writer. He won the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and the novella Of Mice and Men. He wrote a total of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories. In 1962, Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for literature.
Examination of theme and character
The Joad family are the central characters…