Look whos talking on the mobile while driving

By: Chris Smith


Men are more likely to use mobile phones while driving according to new research by NRMA Insurance. While both genders continue

Men are more likely to use mobile phones while driving according to new research by NRMA Insurance.

While both genders continue to break the rules when it comes to mobile phone use, more than 40 percent of male drivers admitted to using hand-held phones while driving, compared to 30 percent of females.

NRMA Insurance Operations Manager Steve Beatty says the research dispels the myth women do all the talking.

"We were surprised that there was a difference between the sexes however it’s not just men who need to heed safety warnings about mobile phone use and driving."

The research also revealed that drivers aged 25 to 34 are the biggest culprits when it comes to talking on the phone while driving, with more than half admitting to using their phones behind the wheel.

"It’s alarming how many drivers still admit to driving and dialling," Beatty says.

"The penalty is a significant fine and three demerit points, yet the message is obviously still not getting through."

"Motorists put themselves at increased risk of a crash when they attempt to combine driving with another task.

"Even when using a phone hands-free, drivers are taking their attention away from driving and increase the risk of having a crash," he says.

NRMA Insurance urged drivers who need to make a call or send a message to pull over before using their phone.

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