A survey of 841 drivers by Direct Line and road safety chaps, Brake, suggests that 48% of people continue to talk behind the wheel, despite the known dangers of trying to conduct a conversation while driving.
Of those 48%, two-thirds said they did so holding their mobiles, firmly throwing two fingers in the face of the law. I fought the law and I knocked down and killed someone. Well done.
Around a quarter of drivers admitted to talking on the phone while driving at least once a week, while a shocking 44% of youngsters admitted to texting.
Needless to say, us silly men are more likely to break the law than woman, with 50% and 47% respectively admitting to using phones while driving.
Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, said: “Use a phone while driving and you are taking a horrendous risk with your own life and the lives of others. Many drivers who wouldn’t dream of drink-driving are using phones while driving, oblivious that the effect on your reaction times can be similar.
“We’re urging people to drive smart, recognising that phone use at the wheel can and does destroy lives and that no call or text is ever that important.
“If you need to use your phone urgently, pull over somewhere safe first - it’s as simple as that.”
via: Daily Mail