Distracted driving includes anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving practices. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
Join the National Association for Head Injury Administrators (NASIA) for a focused session with Dr. Despina Stavrinos, Founder and Director of the Translational Research for Injury Prevention (TRIP) Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The TRIP Lab research is focused on unintentional injury prevention and control with a strong focus on transportation-related issues from a cognitive and developmental perspective. Learn about the impact distracted driving can have and methods used to understand risk behavior in the context of driving and factors that increase motor vehicle crash risk across typical development and TBI populations. Possible intervention strategies to improve driving safety outcomes will also be discussed.