Informed Consent

Distractions When Driving


You are being asked to contribute to a survey about the things you do while driving.  It will be asking you:
  • about your behaviours in the car
  • how distracting you find some tasks
  • about the things that distract you
  • your accident history and any penalty points, and
  • questions about your personality.

The survey is seeking to determine how frequently you experience distractions and how serious you think they are.  The responses will be analysed to identify behavioural trends and traits. It is hoped the results will provide opportunities for interventions to improve road safety. A prize draw will be held for a 100 amazon gift token as a modest thank you for your contribution.

If you are happy to contribute to the survey, please complete all the sections, it should take between ten and fifteen minutes.  There are no right or wrong answers.  

No data is collected that could identify you personally, so please be as honest as possible.

The Questionnaire has five sections, very few questions require more than one click to respond, and these are generally optional. Depending on your answers you may be asked less questions.

Section A has 15 questions.
Section B has 70 questions.
Section C has 75 questions.
Section D has 20 questions.
Section E has 1 optional question, that is the end.

If you would like further information about the project, please contact Dr Terry C. Lansdown on +44 (0) 131 451 8246, or click the email link below.

Click here to contact Dr Lansdown

If you would like to communicate with someone independent of the project, please contact the Chair of the School of Life Sciences Ethics Committee, at this address.

Click here to contact the Ethics Committee Chair

You are free to stop/withdraw from the survey at any time. If you feel you would like to contribute, please indicate your consent by click the 'Next' button to start the survey.  You can pause the questionnaire should you wish to do so, by pressing the 'Pause' button at the bottom of the page and following the brief instructions.