RAAG is seeking to secure funding to employ a consultant who will develop a comprehensive research study in the Mackay region determining behaviours and attitudes toward distractions.
One aim of this proposed comprehensive study is to embark on targeted promotional campaigns educating drivers and motivating them around the issue of distractions.
How is using a mobile phone while driving dangerous? Using a mobile phone while driving is distracting in the following ways:
- Physical distraction – the driver’s hand is moved from the steering wheel
- Visual distraction – the driver’s eyes are diverted from the road
- Cognitive distraction – talking on a phone while driving causes lapses in concentration, attention and judgement as the driver’s attention is divided between the driving task and conversation.
If you or your business can assist RAAG financially or in kind with this proposed distraction project to reduce incidence of distracted driving, please contact RAAG Chairman Noel Lang for a confidential discussion.