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P16. Driver Distracted By


Definition:

Distractions which may have influenced the driver performance. The distractions can be inside the motor vehicle (internal) or outside the motor vehicle (external).
Element Attributes:

Not Distracted
Manually Operating an Electronic Communication Device (texting, typing, dialing)
Talking on Hands-Free Electronic Device
Talking on Hand-Held Electronic Device
Other Activity, Electronic Device
Passenger
Other Inside the Vehicle (eating, personal hygiene, etc.)
Outside the Vehicle (includes unspecified external distractions)
Unknown if Distracted


Rationale:

Important to identify specific driver behavior during a crash and understand and mitigate the effects of distracting activities.