Dan­ger­ous and il­le­gal

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

A new sur­vey from road safety char­ity Brake and in­sur­ance com­pany Di­rect Line re­veals around half of driv­ers aged 25-34 are tak­ing huge risks by tex­ting, us­ing apps or go­ing on­line on their mo­biles when they are be­hind the wheel.

More than half (55%) of 25-34 year old driv­ers ques­tioned ad­mit­ted they had sent or read a text mes­sage on their mobile, while be­hind the wheel of their car, in the last year.

De­spite it be­ing il­le­gal to use a hand-held mobile phone at all while driv­ing, more than four in 10 re­vealed they send or read mes­sages at least once a week.

One in five young driv­ers (18-24) con­firmed they reg­u­larly text and/or in­stant mes­sage when they are be­hind the wheel. And just un­der half of driv­ers aged 25-34 ad­mit­ted they some­times go on­line when driv­ing.

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