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‘Understanding Cognitive Distraction’ & the ‘Myth Behind Multitasking’

Today marks the first day of a new penalty for distracted driving in British Columbia. As of today, 3 demerit points will be added to the current $167 fine for using a hand-held electronic device while driving. This has stirred quite a debate among those who support stiffer penalties and…

The Enormous Lie about Hands-free Voice Control Technology

The recent release of AAA’s study— ‘Think you Know All About Distracted Driving? Thing Again, Says AAA’—on hands-free voice control technology has brought back into the limelight the murky topic of hands-free and voice control technology as a solution to distracted driving. At the end of February this year, I…

How is Using a Hand-Held Phone Different to Talking with Passengers?

Hand-held phone conversations are different to talking with in-car passengers, it’s that simple. But, not surprisingly, it’s quite common to run into people who react strongly to the suggestion that cell phone conversations while driving are extremely dangerous. “So, what are you going to do next, make it illegal to…

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