Inattention, Distraction and Fatigue

The safe functioning of any vehicle depends on the driver's brain being fully engaged on the task of driving. This programme is for projects which study situations where this predictably does not occur.


Expert steering group

  • Assoc Professor Jude Charlton - Monash University, Melbourne
  • Assoc Professor Robert Isler - Waikato University, Traffic and road safety research group
  • Cate Quinn - New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Cameron Bayley - Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Dr Jared Thomas - Opus Central Laboratories
  • Karen Dickson - AA Driver Training

Stage one

"Staying focused at the wheel" Research Symposium

Stage Two - Literature Review

A literature review and scoping study into developing an experimental design for a Naturalistic Driving Study focussed on drivers beginning to drive solo on a restricted licence is being planned with completion in November 2013.

Stage Three - Naturalistic Driving Study

The AA Research Foundation is working with Government partners towards carrying out New Zealand's first Naturalistic Driving Study. This will be one of New Zealand's largest every road safety research projects and will focus on newly licensed drivers.

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