Unsurprisingly, a report just issued has stated that motorists using technology whilst driving are likely to be distracted.
The research has shown that around 2 million Britons have experienced a near miss whilst driving owing to them using technology at the wheel.
It has been revealed that technology such as smartphones are responsible for distracting almost 57% of the drivers interviewed which has resulted in near misses and running through red lights.
The report has suggested that if a motorist glances at their smartphone for 5 seconds, whilst driving at 30mph would mean the vehicle would travel 50 metres before the driver gave their attention to the road again. If the motorist was travelling at 70 mph, this distance increases to around 160 metres.
The research has shown that changing radio station is the top distraction, with sat nav and mobile phones coming second and third.
Interestingly, the research showed that men were most likely to lose concentration whilst driving by looking at the mobile phone.
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Freeman & Co. specialise in a wide variety of road traffic cases, ranging from drink driving, speeding and mobile phone offences, to name but a few.
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