P16. Driver Distracted By


Distractions which may have influenced the driver performance. The distractions can be inside the motor vehicle (internal) or outside the motor vehicle (external).

Element Attributes:

Not Distracted
Manually Operating an Electronic Communication Device (texting, typing, dialing)
Talking on Hands-Free Electronic Device
Talking on Hand-Held Electronic Device
Other Activity, Electronic Device
Other Inside the Vehicle (eating, personal hygiene, etc.)
Outside the Vehicle (includes unspecified external distractions)
Unknown if Distracted


Important to identify specific driver behavior during a crash and understand and mitigate the effects of distracting activities.