We trust that drivers are well aware of the risks of using mobile phones whilst driving, however, we think it’s vital to remind you all that is a legal offence and can cause serious road accidents that claim the lives of innocent people.
Important statistics* to be aware of:
1.6 million crashes happen every year because of someone using a phone while driving.
About 14% of all fatal crashes involve some sort of mobile phone use.
You are 24 times more likely to crash your car if you start texting while you’re driving.
A report from the Department of Transport** revealed that of the people asked:
12% of people feel they need to see notifications or calls come through on their phone while driving so they can respond fast.
12% agreed they need to use their mobile phone while commuting or making long journeys to fill the time.
14% of people think using their phones while driving/riding does not distract them.
*Statistics from: https://www.simplyinsurance.com/texting-and-driving-statistics/
**The full report can be read here: research-on-mobile-phone-use-while-driving.odt (live.com)