Distracted Drivers In School Zones - A National Report

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What time of day, based on the results of the study Table 2, were the majority of distracted drivers observed ?

    • A.

      The Morning

    • B.

      Afternoon

    • C.

      Evening

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Afternoon
    Explanation
    Based on the results of the study Table 2, the majority of distracted drivers were observed in the afternoon.

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  • 2. 

    Drivers of larger vehicles such as sports utility vehicles, pick-up trucks and minivans were more distracted than car drivers. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that drivers of larger vehicles such as sports utility vehicles, pick-up trucks, and minivans tend to be more distracted than car drivers. This could be due to various reasons such as the size and weight of the vehicle, which may require more attention and effort to maneuver. Additionally, larger vehicles often have more features and technology that can be distracting for the driver. Therefore, it is true that drivers of larger vehicles are more likely to be distracted compared to car drivers.

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  • 3. 

    During every moment of the "driving task" vehicle operators are being challenged by changing environments.  What factors make driving an extremely complex task even under the best driving conditions?

    • A.

      Being Tired

    • B.

      Physically / Emotionally stressed

    • C.

      Actions and behavior of passengers in the car

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    Driving is an extremely complex task even under the best driving conditions due to several factors. Being tired can impair the driver's alertness and reaction time, increasing the risk of accidents. Physical or emotional stress can also affect the driver's ability to focus and make quick decisions. Additionally, the actions and behavior of passengers in the car can be distracting and divert the driver's attention from the road. Therefore, all of the above factors contribute to the complexity of the driving task.

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  • 4. 

    Based on the research in the study, if a driver is distracted with a three second task (a child steps out into the street) it will take them 175 feet to completely stop the vehicle.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement in the question is false. According to the research mentioned, if a driver is distracted with a three-second task, it will not take them 175 feet to completely stop the vehicle. The exact distance required to stop the vehicle would depend on various factors such as the speed of the vehicle, the driver's reaction time, and the braking capability of the vehicle. However, it is generally known that distractions can significantly increase the stopping distance and make it more difficult for the driver to react in time.

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  • 5. 

    Based on a recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, what is the risk factor when talking or texting on a phone?

    • A.

      6 times greater risk when dialing a phone; 23 times greater risk when texting.

    • B.

      8 time greater risk when dialing a phone; 23 times greater risk when texting.

    • C.

      5 time greater risk when dialing a phone; 19 times greater risk when texting

    • D.

      No risk at all

    Correct Answer
    A. 6 times greater risk when dialing a phone; 23 times greater risk when texting.
    Explanation
    The study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that there is a 6 times greater risk when dialing a phone while driving and a 23 times greater risk when texting. This means that both activities significantly increase the risk of being involved in a car accident compared to not using a phone at all while driving.

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  • 6. 

    Observations were made at 20 middle schools located in 15 states, which city/ state listed participated in the study? Select all that apply.

    • A.

      Tucker, GA

    • B.

      Marietta, GA

    • C.

      Columbus, GA

    • D.

      Kent, Washington

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Marietta, GA
    C. Columbus, GA
    D. Kent, Washington
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Marietta, GA, Columbus, GA, and Kent, Washington. The question states that observations were made at 20 middle schools located in 15 states. The cities/states listed in the answer choices are the ones that participated in the study.

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  • 7. 

    As is pertains to this study, driver distraction rates were calculated as the number of drivers engaged in a distraction divided by the total number of vehicles observed. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that in this study, driver distraction rates were calculated by dividing the number of drivers engaged in a distraction by the total number of vehicles observed. This means that the distraction rates were based on the proportion of distracted drivers out of all the drivers observed, providing an accurate measure of the prevalence of driver distraction in the study. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 8. 

    Table 1 observed: Distracted driver rates per ______ vehicles in active school zones. 

    Correct Answer
    1000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1000 because the question asks for the distracted driver rates per a certain number of vehicles in active school zones, and the only number provided in the question is 1000. Therefore, it can be inferred that the distracted driver rates are calculated per 1000 vehicles in active school zones.

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  • 9. 

    Based on Figure 2a and Figure 2b,  analysis indicates that the number of distracted drivers in active school zones is high regardless of gender.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The analysis of Figure 2a and Figure 2b shows that the number of distracted drivers in active school zones is high, regardless of gender. This suggests that both male and female drivers are equally prone to distractions while driving in school zones.

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  • 10. 

    The use of hands free systems or laws that shift the use of mounted GPS devices may decrease the observable distraction. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that using hands-free systems or shifting the use of mounted GPS devices can potentially reduce distractions. This implies that these methods may allow drivers to keep their attention on the road while still being able to use GPS navigation systems. Therefore, the answer is true.

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