A Study on Measures to Reduce Traffic Accidents caused by Using Smartphones While Driving

운전 중 스마트폰 사용으로 인한 교통사고 저감대책 연구

  • You, Seung-Hee (Dept. of U-City IT Convergence & Urban Policy, Hansei University)
  • 유승희 (한세대학교 대학원 U-City IT융합 도시정책학과)
  • Received : 2016.05.04
  • Accepted : 2016.07.20
  • Published : 2016.07.28


The purpose of the study focuses on increasing dangers of using smartphones while driving recently, and then is to come up with measures to reduce traffic accidents caused by using devices like a smartphone. This study conducted a survey of drivers using their smartphones while driving to understand risks caused by using a smartphones while operating vehicles. Results showed that a lot of activities may lead to distracted driving, such as texting, making phone calls, using GPS or road maps, game, etc. In this paper, we presented that functions of smartphone should be controlled partially while driving for safe driving performance. These results suggest that using IoT-based smart devices like a beacon and a smartphone application implemented, tentatively called "Safe driving solution", while driving can reduce traffic accidents. Thus, in order to effectively prevent dangerous driving due to the use of smartphones, a "Safe driving solution" which restricts all functions except for calls and driver assistance functions is suggested.


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