Conference Proceeding

Potential Benefits of a Concurrent Verbal Task when Feeling Fatigued Due to Monotonous Driving Conditions

Authors
  • Mark Chan (University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS)
  • Paul Atchley (University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS)

Abstract

Work by Atchley and Chan (2011) reported that engaging in a concurrent verbal task might serve to alleviate performance decrements in drivers when vigilance was low. Building on previous findings, the current study investigated the potential benefits of a concurrent verbal task when drivers were likely to be fatigued due to the extended duration and monotony of a driving task. Driver performance was studied under distracted and non-distracted conditions. Results indicated that strategically engaging in a concurrent verbal task led to improved driving performance when fatigue was at its highest.

How to Cite:

Chan, M. & Atchley, P., (2011) “Potential Benefits of a Concurrent Verbal Task when Feeling Fatigued Due to Monotonous Driving Conditions”, Driving Assessment Conference 6(2011), 151-157. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1391

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Published on
28 Jun 2011
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