Using a mobile ‘phone while driving adversely affects driver performance in a number of different ways; namely reaction times, judgement and awareness.

Even hands-free phones distract drivers and impair safe driving ability.

How is performance impaired?

  • Maintenance of lane position
  • Maintenance of appropriate and predictable speed
  • Maintenance of appropriate following distances from vehicles in front
  • Reaction times
  • Judgement and acceptance of safe gaps in traffic
  • General awareness of other traffic

Source: RoSPA

Message supplied by: Rich @ Respect Yourself