Quoting from "The royal Society for the prevention of accidents" document on the issue of mobile phones and road safety:
Drivers who use a mobile phone while driving, whether hand-held or hands-free:
■ are much less aware of what’s happening on the road around them
■ fail to see road signs
■ fail to maintain proper lane position and steady speed
■ are more likely to ‘tailgate’ the vehicle in front
■ react more slowly and take longer to brake
■ are more likely to enter unsafe gaps in traffic
■ feel more stressed and frustrated.
Research indicates that they are also four times more likely to crash, injuring or killing themselves and/or other people.
Using a hands-free phone while driving does not significantly reduce the risks because the problems are caused mainly by the mental distraction and divided attention of taking part in a phone conversation at the same time as driving.
To acces this document click on the follwing link: Driving for work: Mobile phones.
Remember: Switch Off B4 U Drive Off. My own Libyan Version (catch phrase):
اطفي النقال بعدين ولّع السيارة = اطفي بعدين ولّع
or (lol): ! اطفي تسلم
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