Introduction- Texting and driving is something that many people across the country practice on a daly basis. Although it is illegal in almost all states people still practice it all of the time. Texting is not the only way people use their phones on the roads. Using apps and social media is also very commonly seen on the roads. But could a simple glance at your phone really affect your driving so much as to causing harm to you and people around you? Our hypothesis is that since people are commonly multi-tasking throughout the course of the day, texting and driving is does not affect your driving in a huge way. We will be testing our hypothesis at a movie theatre that offers a driving game where you can get the time it took you to complete the course.
Our procedure for this test is we will have five students drive the simulated car race with an objective at finishing with your best possible time. The students will race the car twice, once while texting and once while not texting. We believe the distraction of the phone will not be severe enough to completely change their race scores. Since people are always doing multiple things at one time the phone distraction should not be too much of a difference.
Most young high school students are always trying too keep up with more than one thing in life, as simple as walking the dog while trying to study for a big test the next day. Or trying to watch tv while also doing your homework. We believe that since young teenage boys are always trying to deal with the distractions in life that a glance at your phone should not completely throw off your driving ability as we are so used to distractions.
Texting and driving is a very controversial topic right now that many people are talking about. We chose to test this age group because high school boys face the most distractions in life, from keeping up with grades to trying to stay popular or making your school sport team. They are so caught up with doing two things at once that they just get used to it. We believe that there familiarity at multi tasking will make it a lot easier to be distracted while driving. People who are faced with less distractions would be much worse at handling this so we chose people who are familiar with it.