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What’s On Your Mind? No Distraction – Part 3
Understanding the Brain and Distraction
Following on from Parts 1 and 2 of the ‘What’s On Your Mind? No Distraction’ videos, Part 3 is an insightful view into how distraction affects our brains. We are overwhelmed by information every day, which plays a part in causing us to miss important things. It’s important to be aware of this when driving, and focus our attention on the task at hand.
Videos created by Tim Roberts at Fleet Strategy
This campaign has also been developed in collaboration with Jerome Carslake (NRSPP), Gabrielle Fetalvero (NRSPP Swinburne Intern 2019/20), Kristie Young (MUARC), Tim Roberts (Fleet Strategy), Mark Stephens (Uniting Care Queensland), Stephen Hehir (Australia Post) and Kym Bancroft (Queensland Urban Utilities).
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