Distracted Driving: The Experience

We’ve posted quite a bit on driving before, but these new links are too good to be missed.

This first video from the NYT goes over the dangers of multi-tasking while driving (including on-the-street interviews of what American’s might think) and ends with an interview with David Strayer of the University of Utah, including a video of his lab simulator in action.

This second is a game you can play to prove to yourself just how bad driving while texting can be. I won’t give away the surprise ending, but let’s just say I’m dangerous. (Your hint about the surprise is Simon and Chabris (1999).)

Thanks to Travis Bowles of Oracle Corp. for bringing these videos to my attention.