TRIP Lab research examining the relationship between personality and distracted driving has been receiving a good bit of well-deserved media attention lately. The study, Differential impact of personality traits on distracted driving behaviors in teens and older adults, was performed by TRIPsters Morgan Parr, Benjamin McManus, Haley Bishop, and Shannon Witting, as well as Dr. Despina Stavrinos and Dr. Lesley Ross (The Pennsylvania State University). It was published in Accident Analysis and Prevention,
“We found that in teens, if you’re more conscientious and more open to new experiences and have that thrill-seeking trait, you’re more likely to text and interact while driving,” said Morgan Parr. “But in older adults, extroversion was a significant factor in only talking and interacting.”
The research was also featured in the popular magazine, Teen Vogue, and the website Science Daily, which features breaking news and videos about the latest discoveries in science, health, the environment, technology, and more.
This list is in no way complete, but it does give you a glimpse into the wide and varied audiences that TRIP Lab research attract! Stay tuned for further updates!