A new one-hour documentary followed the lives of eight drivers over six months using in-car cameras and tracking technology to monitor their driving behavior and capture how often and why their attention was directed away from the task of driving.
The film, “3 Seconds Behind the Wheel,” is named for how long it typically takes to drive across a football field, send a message or choose a song as well as the amount of time many drivers are engaged in distracted activities that can impact their ability to drive safely.
“We don’t have a distraction epidemic; we really have an attention epidemic,” noted Bryan Reimer, a research scientist at the MIT AgeLab. “ We really need to begin asking the question: What is the distraction? Could it be that the act of driving has become the distraction from the communication and infotainment world that we all live in?”
Dr. Reimer, AgeLab Research Scientist Bobbie Seppelt, and AgeLab Research Scientist Lex Fridman all make appearances in the documentary
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