College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-08 15:27:24


Civil Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


Distracted driving has been a major problem in the United States and around the globe for quite some time. It is one of the leading causes of fatal car crashes, and its impact on road safety has been the subject of much research and debate. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the driver who was distracted that ended up causing the crash. To obtain precise data and results, all the information about these crashes is from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). FARS is a nationwide census maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that is updated yearly. The data presented in this report will allow people to explore the different factors that contribute to distracted driving, including gender and age of the driver, location of the crash, as well as time of the crash. This data will help come up with possible solutions to reduce the amount of fatal car crashes that occur due to distracted driving.

Research Sponsor

William Schneider

First Reader

Ala Abbas

Second Reader

Anil Patnaik

Honors Faculty Advisor

Ping Yi

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