Distracted Driving Awareness
The AP Statistics class was given the challenge of running an experiment to determine if there is statistical evidence as to whether or not a number of distractions really impacted driving ability. The class was first asked to research different distractions one may encounter while driving in order to create a hypotheses as to what they felt would occur according to previous experiments. The students chose to impose four different factors (distracted conversation, beer goggles, texting, and eating) on their participants during their trials. Data was collected by measuring the amount of time students took while driving a golf cart with and without distractions. The students then ran statistical tests to determine if their outcomes showed a significant difference.