DRIVERS say that they’re distracted and stressed out by the person in the seat next to them.
Modern technology is a marvel; much of it has bestowed freedom and convenience upon us that we now can’t fathom being without. One of these is the appendage otherwise known as Mobile Phone.
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THE use of mobile phones while driving is such a common sight that 95% of us see other motorists doing it on a regular basis.
SURVEY suggests that even though we think we’re safe on the road, we’re easily distracted
Cypriots doing stupid things while driving is not earth shattering news. It is a daily reality which has taken on endemic proportions.
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Every time I pick up a Turkish Cypriot newspaper, I can’t help but stare at the pictures of the traffic accidents which blight our roads every day. Cars smashed to resemble accordions, headlines screaming of injuries and fatalities, pictures of families in tears at the loss of loved ones…
Source: It wasn’t my fault, officer, it was my selfie! – InCyprus
Two people are caught every hour using a mobile phone while driving, police statistics show, which is an indicative average of the 83,069 people that have been reported over the past five years.
Source: Cypriots talk and take selfies while driving – InCyprus
NEW DATA analysing over 4,000 drivers use of mobile phones at the wheel suggests the risk of an accident almost doubles. WUNELLI, a provider of vehicle telematics for insurance companies, and insurance broker Drivology, gathered data over a period of 18 months on drivers including data on journeys made
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