Select at least one of the research articles listed in this week’s Learning Resources or referenced by the University of Utah, Department of Psychology/American Psychological Association.
Imagine you were a legislator or inventor in the future. You are familiar with the research on attention and distracted driving, but people still need to be able to communicate with others while they travel. What law would you propose or technology would you invent to enable drivers to communicate with those outside the car while reducing the dangers of distracted driving? (No, you cannot just invent a driverless car or hands free cell phone.) What research would inform your proposed law or invention?
Post a 3- to 4-paragraph response to the following:
- For your chosen article, summarize how the researchers conducted the study and what they found.
- Based on the research article you summarized and on your reading from the text, critique the law that drivers can only use hands-free cell phones while driving.
- For the given scenario, what law would you propose or technology would you invent to enable communication with people outside the car while reducing the dangers of distracted driving? What research would inform your proposed law?