Assessing Driver Distraction on Simulated Driving

  • M Mahachandra, T W Aji, H Prastawa, M R Suryoputro


Distraction experienced by the driver while driving is something that can reduce the level of performance, concentration, and attention of the driver. On the other hand, distraction makes driving activity less monotonous, a condition that can end up in sleepiness on wheel. This research was conducted to investigate further the outside distraction effect on drivers’ performance, attention, and alertness. The performance level was measured through driver’s response time on a simple random stimulus. Spare attentional capacity was quantified by the percentage of eye gaze shifting while driving. Driver alertness was monitored through subjective sleepiness level. Within subject design experiments were conducted in a simulator for ten participants, where they drove with and without distraction. Based on the results, response time and spare attentional capacity showed significantlydifferentresultsbetweendrivingwithandwithoutdistraction, respectively the tests resulted in p=.001 (t=4.518, df=9) and p=.000 (t=5.802, df=9). Driving with distraction were resulted in significantly slower response time and higher spare attentional capacity. However, the alertness level did not indicate a significant difference between driving with and without distraction.

How to Cite
M R Suryoputro, M. M. T. W. A. H. P. (2020). Assessing Driver Distraction on Simulated Driving. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(3), 2714-2720. Retrieved from