chapter  17
Impact of Mobile Phone Use on Driving Performance: Review of Experimental Literature
ByMarie-Pierre Bruyas
Pages 18

The mobile phone is a technological device that can be used for a variety of purposes - to converse, to exchange text messages, to access the internet, to play games and so on. There has been much research on the impact of using a mobile phone while driving on driving performance - in the laboratory, on test tracks and on real roads - and there is ample evidence that using this device while driving has adverse effects on driving performance. In this chapter, literature on the impact of mobile phone use on driving performance is reviewed, and the limitations of experimental studies which investigate these impacts are discussed.