Mobile Phone Use: a growing problem for distracted drivers?

The potential risk from motorists using mobile phones while driving is increasing rapidly, according to a report from the World Health Organisation.

This increasing risk to road safety is due to the exponential growth in the use of mobile phones more generally in society, claims the report ‘Mobile Phone Use: a growing problem for distracted drivers’.

According to the report studies from a number of countries suggest that the number of motorists using mobile phones while driving has increased over the past 5–10 years from 1% to 11%. Studies also suggest that drivers using mobile phones are approximately four times more likely to be involved in a crash.

 

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One Response to Mobile Phone Use: a growing problem for distracted drivers?

  1. dbda says:

    I have often seen drivers talking into mobile phones whilst driving on motorways. It beggars belief when there are measures that can be taken, for example, installing a microphone and speaker to carry out conversations on the move and voice recognition technology to answer a phone call.
    Gemma

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