Driving and Mobile Phones
All phone calls distract from driving.
Research has shown that those using a mobile phone while driving are four times more likely to crash.
Using any type of mobile – be it hands-free or handheld – means reaction times are worse than those driving under the influence of alcohol.
Tests have shown that reaction times are slower by some 50 per cent when compared to normal driving.
Even careful drivers can be distracted by a phone call or text message and that split second lapse in concentration could result in a crash.