Survey Appraises Driver Distraction

A questionnaire has been developed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial truck drivers regarding the safety and utility of onboard monitoring systems. The survey will be given to 500 drivers in order to determine how navigation systems, etc. affect risky behavior while driving. 

During the 18 month study, CMV drivers will also be asked about their attitudes toward onboard monitoring systems; as well as prior experiences and expectations. The in-depth study will be viewing all angles of the situation- the statistics, opinions, and behaviors. Results will incorporate into a broader study on enhancing driver safety and performance.

The outcomes of the FMCSA field study could make a point that provokes positive change in the rate of truck driver distraction, which is more valuable than any advanced technology system.