Penn Science Café: ‘Teens and Distracted Driving’
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Catherine McDonald studies adolescent drivers, specifically what distracts them from keeping their eyes on the road. She calls it “driver inattention,” and it’s been her research focus for almost a decade. Using a car simulator that has a seat, seat belt, dashboard and gearshift, even a radio and side view mirrors, she observes where some of the newest drivers on the road lose focus. In this Penn Science Café, she’ll discuss the latest findings of her work, plus showcase some of the simulation scenarios the teenagers face.