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Nicholas Ward
Professor Nicholas Ward (F. Erg. S) obtained his Ph.D. in Human Factors psychology from Queen's University (Canada). He is currently a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Montana State University and a Senior Research Scientist in the Center for Health and Safety Culture at the Western Transportation Institute. Professor Ward has led interdisciplinary and international research consortia to study traffic safety research including intelligent transportation systems, driver behavior (impairment) and traffic safety culture.

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Distracted Driving: What Does It Say About Us?

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 12:25 PM

What is distracted driving? In essence, a distraction has occurred when we can no longer pay full attention to some important activity that requires constant focus to be successful. In the case of driving, attention to the forward scene is the most important factor in avoiding traffic and roadway hazards....

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