Drivers distracted every 96 seconds – first findings from the Australian Naturalistic Driving Study

The first results from the Australian Naturalistic Driving Study (ANDS) have found that drivers are distracted for 45 per cent of the time behind the wheel.

The study has fitted a data collection system in 346 private vehicles owned by 379 drivers in Victoria and New South Wales.

Drivers were found to be distracted every 96 seconds. “That's a big figure," Monash University Accident Research Centre’s Dr Kristie Young told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Dr Young presented the results at the 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference in Sydney.

Further information on the findings can be found in the section of media coverage below: