A NEW study has sensationally claimed that motorists’ concentration is so impaired while using a mobile phone behind the wheel – it creates 105 opportunities for a road user to inadvertently kill themselves.
Source: Doing THIS while driving makes you 100 times more likely to have a fatal car accident | Cars | Life & Style | Express.co.uk
Apple announced that it is launching the ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ feature as part of the iOS 11 update, during its WWDC conference in San Jose yesterday.
Source: Apple is adding ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ feature | Daily Mail Online
Scientists say reaction times are affected equally badly whether the driver is using a hands-free kit or holding a phone to their ear – or even simply chatting to a passenger.
Source: Hands-free doubles the risk while driving | Daily Mail Online
THOUSANDS of motorists are caught each year by police after using their mobile phones at the wheel. Despite several high-profile campaigns and the government raising the fine of being caught to £20…
Source: Is it illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, what is the fine and how many points do you get on your licence?
As figures show a sharp fall in fines for using mobile phones while driving, the RAC warns motorists are “no longer fearing punishment”.
Source: Drivers ‘no longer fear punishment’ for mobile phone use – BBC News
By Sergeant Areti Amaxari Driver distraction is “the diversion of drivers’ attention away from activities that are considered critical for safe driving, towards another activity”. Road safety authorities around the world rank driver distraction as a significant cause of road trauma alongside speeding, drink-driving and fatigue, while it is considered to be one of the […]
Source: Distracted driving: you’ll never know what hit you – Cyprus Mail Cyprus Mail
People caught using handheld mobile phones while driving in Britain are to face “much tougher penalties”, with fines and points doubling, ministers say.
Source: Texting drivers: Penalty points and fines to double – BBC News
The number of convictions for people using their phones is down from 32,500 in 2010 to just 16,000 in 2014, with 23 per cent fewer traffic cops on the streets, the Daily Mail can reveal.
Source: Drivers who us mobile phones while driving on the rise while arrests are lower | Daily Mail Online
Darrell Martin describes how his brother was killed by a texting driver.
Source: ‘Texting driver had nine seconds to see my brother’ – BBC News