Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Study in UK shows that 25% of drivers use SMS behind the wheels
Posted on 23-Sep-2003 08:26 | Tags Filed under: News



The Independent, UK reports that ten per cent of SMS users write text messages while driving, and 16 per cent take calls without a hands-free kit, in a survey of of around 2,000 adults by Continental Research.

Using a mobile phone without hands-free kits will be banned later this year in UK. But 9 per cent of those surveyed say they would make a call without a hands-free kit, and 15 per cent say they would read a text message. In total, 27 per cent would use their mobile without hands-free equipment.

"These figures are very disturbing. People don't seem to understand the distraction of using a mobile while driving," said a spokesperson for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.


More information: http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/s...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Steam being rate limited by Vodafone?
Created by JohnnyBoy12, last reply by gaddman on 24-Apr-2018 17:32 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Another early grave filthy food pusher sees NZ as a soft target
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Fred99 on 24-Apr-2018 18:13 (155 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11


Can't connect to router
Created by kiwis, last reply by mdf on 24-Apr-2018 18:17 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


What do DJs do?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Coil on 24-Apr-2018 16:01 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Rugby 2019 coverage by Spark and TVNZ
Created by freitasm, last reply by ockel on 24-Apr-2018 10:24 (150 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Lasers on the road
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Fred99 on 25-Apr-2018 08:55 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


TAB being blocked on Spark broadband and Mobile
Created by matisyahu, last reply by Jase2985 on 21-Apr-2018 10:54 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Fully geeked out house for sale
Created by ZollyMonsta, last reply by ZollyMonsta on 24-Apr-2018 22:11 (11 replies)