Hand­held mo­bile phone use by age and gen­der

Motorcycle Monthly - - News -

Among the hard core of driv­ers who are ha­bit­ual hand­held phone law break­ers (15%) there ap­pears to be a sig­nif­i­cant split be­tween the ages with four in 10 (39.6%) aged 25 to 44, a third (33%) aged 45 to 64 and al­most one in five (18.5%) aged 17 to 24. Men make up a sig­nif­i­cantly larger pro­por­tion of the hard core with 57.3% com­pared to women with 42.7%.

One in five oc­ca­sional hand­held phone users (21.8%) were aged 17 to 24, six in 10 (59.7%) aged 25 to 44 and 16% aged 45 to 64. There was a more even split be­tween men (51.7%) and women (48.8%).

Among re­formed users 16.4% were aged be­tween 17 and 24, 46.4% were aged 25 to 44 and 28.8% aged 45 to 64. Women were more in­clined to quit us­ing their phone at the wheel, mak­ing up 54.4% of this per­cent­age com­pared with 45.6% men.

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