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Webinar: Mobile Technology, Distracted Attention and Pedestrian Safety (CM I 1.5)
October 14, 2011 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The webinar will discuss the research on the dangers to pedestrians of talking while talking or texting on cell phones. It will cover four of Prof. Nasar’s studies on pedestrians and cell phones and the evolution of his thinking about both beneficial and harmful effects of cell phones use among pedestrians. The studies include:1) a study of cell phone use, fear of crime, and safety from crime among college students,2) a study to see if the distracted attention found among drivers using cell phones applied to pedestrians talking on cell phones,3) a study of the safety of pedestrian behavior at crosswalks as it relates to use of mobile technology, and4) an examination of emergency room admissions for accidents related to cell phone use among pedestrians. Prof. Nasar concludes with discussion of some planning and policy recommendations that arise from the research findings.
This webcast is sponsored by The Ohio State University.