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.