A paper titled “A meta-analysis of the impacts of operating in-vehicle information systems on road safety“, co-authored by Apostolos Ziakopoulos, Athanasios Theofilatos, Eleonora Papadimitriou and George Yannis and published in IATSS Research has been awarded the 42th IATSS Award, in the “Best Paper Award” category. The paper aimed to estimate the overall impact of distraction due to operating in-vehicle information systems (IVIS) and similar devices while driving on road crashes. To that date, various results had been reported regarding IVIS operation in relevant research which provided an unclear picture of their overall effect. The paper meaningfully condensed and summarized results of relevant research by applying meta-analytic techniques. It was determined that 1.66% of total crashes are caused by operating in-vehicle systems, while the respective proportion is 0.60% when examining professional drivers exclusively. The study concludes that device operation as a risk factor while driving is a less researched aspect of driver distraction than others.