Cognitive Distraction: What Were You Thinking?

May 12, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hosted a day-long technical meeting on May 12. Experts in the field of cognitive distraction presented their latest research and discussed how the topic is defined, how it is measured, and what possible countermeasures can mitigate risk.


Starts at 8:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks by NHTSA Administrator Mark RosekindWelcome Video

Panel Discussions

  • Panel 1: What is Cognitive Distraction?
    John Lee (University of Wisconsin) John Lee Slides John Lee Video
    Bryan Reimer (MIT/New England University Transportation Center) Bryan Reimer Slides Bryan Reimer Video
    David Strayer (University of Utah) David Strayer Slides David Strayer Video
    William Horrey (Liberty Mutual) William Horrey Slides William Horrey Video
  • Panel 2: Measuring Cognitive Distraction
    Tom Ranney (TRC) Tom Ranney Slides Tom Ranney Video
    Joanne Harbluk (Transport Canada) Joanne Harbluk Slides Joanne Harbluk Video
    Trent Victor (SAFER)Trent Victor Video
    Tom Dingus (VTTI) Tom Dingus Slides Tom Dingus Video
  • Panel 3: Cognitive Distraction Across the Transportation Industry
    Steve Popkin (VOLPE) Steve Popkin Slides Steve Popkin Video
    Theresa Hallquist (FMCSA) Theresa Hallquist Slides Theresa Hallquist Video
    Chris Monk (NHTSA) Chris Monk Slides Chris Monk Video
  • Panel 4: What Can We Do to Mitigate Cognitive Distraction?
    Dan McGehee (University of Iowa) Dan McGehee Slides Dan McGehee Video
    Jake Nelson (AAA Foundation)Jake Nelson Video
    Ian Reagan (IIHS) Ian Reagan Slides Ian Reagan Video
    David Teater (National Safety Council) David Teater Slides David Teater Video
    David Ennis (United States Naval Academy Police Department) David Ennis SlidesDavid Ennis Video

Summary and DiscussionSummary and Discussion Video

Closing Remarks by NHTSA Administrator Mark RosekindClosing Video


Welcome and Morning Session


Afternoon Session and Closing Remarks