Driver Distraction: A Sociotechnical Systems Approach promotes a sociotechnical systems approach to driver distraction. This perspective focuses on analysis of the whole system, its values, and the interactions between human and technical elements at all organisational levels. The book covers the role that the sociotechnical system plays in the theory, study and mitigation of driver distraction. The book will be of interest to accident and incident investigation researchers and practitioners.
"This book provides a fresh perspective on the persistent problem of driver distraction by breaking the fixation on individual drivers and the devices that distract them. Adopting a sociotechnical perspective to distraction reveals novel solutions that have so far eluded the field. An extremely useful resource for designers, engineers, researchers, accident investigators, regulators and policy makers."
— Professor John D Lee, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
"This book takes a new approach to the problem of driver distraction. The sociotechnical systems perspective helps us understand that driver distraction is not just due to human error - but is created unwittingly by international and national committees, governments and regulators, as well as manufactures of vehicles and nomadic devices. This is an important book for researchers and practitioners wishing to understand the latest thinking on driver distraction. It gives a refreshing theoretical perspective on a critical problem, together with practical solutions. A must read for anyone working in this domain."
— Professor Gary Burnett, University of Nottingham, UK
"Parnell, Stanton and Plant bring a fresh, sociotechnical, perspective to the study of driver distraction from technological devices, providing a new way of studying distraction with respect to the wider context within which it occurs, as well as the identification of other actors within the environment that influence it. This important book provides new theoretical, methodological and practical contributions to the field of driver distraction that will help to save lives. Highly recommended reading for all those working in this important field of endeavour"
— Professor Michael Regan, University of New South Wales, Australia
1. Introduction. 2. Where are we on Driver Distraction? 3. Exploring the Mechanisms of Distraction from In-Vehicle Technology: The Development of the PARRC Model. 4. What’s the Law got to do with it? Legislation Regarding In-Vehicle Technology use and its Impact on Driver Distraction. 5. Creating the Conditions for Driver Distraction: A Thematic framework of Sociotechnical Factors.6. What Technologies do People use when Driving and Why? 7. Good Intentions: Willingness to Engage with Technology on the Road and in a Driving Simulator. 8. Evolution of the PARRC Model: Development, Application and Validation. 9. Conclusion and Future Work.
This series will bring the very latest theoretical and practical research on transportation together, to guide concepts, design, development, and evaluation of current and future transportation vehicles and systems across the domains of Aviation, Maritime, Rail, and Road. This series will attract the best academics and practitioners in the field of Human Factors Engineering so that they can communicate their contemporary work to a large audience worldwide. Emphasis will be given to providing examples and case studies through the use of Human Factors methods.