All entries for Wednesday 03 December 2008

December 03, 2008

Hands free mobile phone conversations add 5 metres to drivers' braking distances

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/hands_free_mobile/

Research led by Psychology researchers at the University of Warwick reveals that mobile telephone conversations impair drivers’ visual attention to such a degree that it can add over 5 metres to the braking distance of a car travelling at 60 miles and causes almost twice as many errors as drivers driving without the distraction of a mobile phone conversation.


More evidence needed to show ‘what works’ in prevention of child abuse

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/more_evidence_needed

A paper commissioned by The Lancet on child abuse shows more evidence is needed to discover ‘what works’ to prevent child maltreatment.

A collaborative study involving the University of Warwick and academic colleagues from Canada, New Zealand, and America looked at interventions aimed at preventing the occurrence of abuse, and those aimed at preventing its recurrence


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