How does using a mobile phone while I’m driving affect how I drive?

Many research studies have found the same results.  If you drive and use a mobile phone (hand-held or hands-free) it will hinder your driving in different ways.  It makes it harder for you to:

  • keep in lane; 
  • drive at the right speed and at a speed that other drivers can predict; 
  • keep a good distance from the car in front; and 
  • judge safe gaps in traffic. 

It also affects your reaction times and your general awareness of other traffic.

You are four times more likely to have a crash if you use a mobile phone when you are driving.

You can get up to 4 penalty points.

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