Distracted Driving

States are proposing many pieces of legislation to address distracted driving. Much of this legislation has focused on increased penalties to deter offenders. The extent to which media have contributed to the emphasis on penalties requires closer examination. This study will examine how print media socially constructs the distracted driving problem and any limitations associated with this perspective that inhibits public understanding of the issue and detracts from support of potentially long-term, effective solutions to reduce the problem. The project will conduct a qualitative/quantitative content media analysis which can pinpoint any information gaps that can lead to distorted perceptions about the nature, extent, and context of distracted driving as a social problem and support for less effective solutions.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    I-95 Corridor Coalition

    1390 Piccard Drive, Suite 200
    Rockville, MD  United States  20850
  • Project Managers:

    Schoener, George

  • Performing Organizations:

    Maryland State Highway Administration

    707 N Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Principal Investigators:

    Martin, Tom

  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495076
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2013 1:01AM