Australia, New Zealand distracted driving news

Almost half of Queensland drivers admit to picking up their ringing mobile phones while driving, according to a university study. About 45 percent told researchers that they located, held and answered a ringing phone while driving, compared with 28 per cent who utilized a handheld device. About half said engaging in a mobile phone call was safer than texting & driving. The distracted driving study found a mismatch in "risk perception" as a major concern for roadway safety. Novice drivers were more likely to use their mobiles while driving, the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety … [Read more...]