Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556


Driving and Texting Performance When Drivers Text Behind the Wheel

Jibo He, William Choi and Jake Ellis

Texting while driving is a prevalent risky behavior among drivers that causes thousands of fatalities each year. Compared to the attention cell phone conversations while driving is given, texting while driving is still not thoroughly investigated. This article reviews the risks of texting while driving, mutual interference of texting and driving performance and future research questions. More research focusing on texting while driving and technology solutions to reduce its risks is needed.