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The Possible Effects of Commercial Electronic Variable Message Signs (CEVMS) on Driver Attention and Distraction

Table of Contents

  1. 1.0 Introduction
    1. 1.1 Basic Research Question
    2. 1.2 Scope
  2. 2.0 Literature Review Update
    1. 2.1 Background
    2. 2.2 Post-Hoc Crash Studies
    3. 2.3 Field Investigations
    4. 2.4 Laboratory Investigations
    5. 2.5 Previous Literature Reviews
    6. 2.6 Reviews Of Practice
    7. 2.7 Conclusions from Literature Review
      1. 2.7.1 Basic Research Question
      2. 2.7.2 Methodological Implications
  3. 3.0 Key Factors and Measures
    1. 3.1 Key Factors (Independent Variables)
    2. 3.2 Key Measures (Dependent Variables)
  4. 4.0 Research Strategies
  5. 5.0 Future Research Program
    1. 5.1 Stages
    2. 5.2 Approach
    3. 5.3 Structure
      1. 5.3.1 Stage 1 - Determination of Distraction
      2. 5.3.2 Stage 2 - Basis for Regulation
      3. 5.3.3 Stage 3 - Relationship to Crashes
  6. 6.0 Recommended First Stage Study
    1. 6.1 Summary of Study Approaches
      1. 6.1.1 On-Road Instrumented Vehicle
      2. 6.1.2 Naturalistic Driving
      3. 6.1.3 Unobtrusive Observation
    2. 6.2 Comparison of Study Alternatives
  7. 7.0 Conclusions

Appendix

  1. Appendix A - Expanded Tables
    1. A.1 Key Factors (Independent Variables)
    2. A.2 Key Measures (Dependent Variables)
    3. A.3 Key Research Strategies
  2. Appendix B - Detailed Description of Studies
    1. B.1 On-road Instrumented Vehicle Approach..
      1. B.1.1 Method
      2. B.1.2 Factors and Measures
      3. B.1.3 Advantages/Disadvantages
      4. B.1.4 Budgetary Cost
    2. B.2 Naturalistic Driving Approach
      1. B.2.1 Method
      2. B.2.2 Factors and Measures
      3. B.2.3 Advantages/Disadvantages
      4. B.2.4 Budgetary Cost
    3. B.3 Unobtrusive Observation Approach
      1. B.3.1 Method
      2. B.3.2 Factors and Measures
      3. B.3.3 Advantages/Disadvantages
      4. B.3.4 Budgetary Cost
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. References
  5. Bibliography
Updated: 9/5/2014
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