Shock­ing re­sults

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

New re­search by the In­sti­tute of Ad­vanced Mo­torists (IAM) re­veals the shock­ing ex­tent to which driv­ers use their phones and tablets to take self­ies, make video calls and watch videos while driv­ing.

The find­ings come from re­search com­mis­sioned this month ex­clu­sively by the IAM, which asked 500 driv­ers how they use their smart­phones and tablets in the car.

Re­sults show that nine per cent of driv­ers ad­mit­ted to tak­ing a selfie while driv­ing‘in the last month’. This in­creases to 15 per cent of young driv­ers aged 18-24 and 19 per cent of 25-35 year old men.

An IAM study showed that us­ing a smart­phone while driv­ing is more dan­ger­ous than driv­ing at the le­gal al­co­hol limit.

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