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40% Motorists Using Mobile Phones While Driving Reveals Survey

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by Ravi Mandalia
, 18 Oct 2011News

A new survey has revealed that around 40 percent of the motorists check their mobile phones while driving.

According to a survey, reports Mirror, conducted by Confused.com, people’s addiction to their mobile phone devices is not only putting them at danger but, of others around them as well.

The survey revealed that around 27 percent of the respondents logged onto Facebook from their mobile devices while driving.

Confused.com also found that more than a fifth of the respondents made phone calls while waiting at a red light while 15 percent used traffic jams for sending text messages and email.

The survey, in which 2,000 motorists participated, also found that 20 percent of them check their mobile devices after every 15 minutes. Meanwhile, 45 percent of the respondents claimed that they never started a journey before checking their mobile phones.

Ironically, 75 percent of the drivers admitted that they were aware of the penalties if they were caught using their mobile devices while driving.

“Our research shows that although people are aware of the consequences involved, they struggle to tear themselves away from their mobile phones and social media.  Using these devices while driving is incredible dangerous,” said Gareth Kloet, Head of Car Insurance at Confused.com

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