2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 05:39
Forbidden telephoning while driving is very often bypassed. More men than women have their cell phones on their ears while driving.
Almost nobody wants to do without their own cell phone anymore. Unfortunately, this also applies when driving, as a recent survey by TNS shows. According to this, almost every second German (48 percent) uses the mobile phone while driving, and that without a hands-free system. Cell phone lovers cite "curiosity" (16 percent) and "important reasons" (26 percent) as excuses.
Great mental distraction
Men in particular can not help it. 55 percent pick up the phone while driving, 41 percent of women. But this behavior has been illegal for ten years. Anyone who uses their mobile phone at the wheel and is caught paying 40 euros and collects one point in Flensburg.
In addition, using the phone while driving is dangerous for the driver and other road users. In 2010, a study by the University of Utah in the USA examined the effects of cell phones on the wheel. The result: very few people manage to drive a vehicle safely during a phone call. The mental distraction is too great when the driver wants to concentrate on the content of the phone call. (mid)
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