Young people three times more likely to use phones whilst driving

Friday 28 August 2015

Lots of people will be driving somewhere this Bank holiday weekend and research out today shows that younger drivers are more likely to use their phone behind the wheel.

Young people three times more likely to use phones whilst driving

Paul Green from Saga said: "It seems that younger drivers could learn a thing or two from older road users as our research shows that the under 50s are almost three times more likely to reach for their mobile phone when they're in the drivers' seat than the over 50s. People shouldn't get too complacent behind the wheel, the road deserves drivers' undivided attention. If people are driving somewhere this Bank holiday weekend they should think about turning off their mobile phone before setting off. As well as stopping them from getting distracted by calls, texts and social media updates, it will encourage people to pull over and take a much needed break from driving as they will want to check their phone."

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