From our research we found that just over one in five 216 new drivers had been involved in an accident during their first year of driving. And a previous Virginia institute study videotaping car drivers found that they were three times more likely to crash or come close to a crash when.
Admitted to texting or talking on their mobile devices at the time of the crash.
How many times more likely is it that a driver will have an accident if they are using their phone?. Research cited by by Think. Even looking at your phone for just a couple of seconds at 60kmh means youre driving blind for 33 metres. They are therefore twice as likely to have an accident as a person with a zero blood alcohol content who is not fatigued.
During the daytime 481000 drivers use phones behind the wheel. See our Fatigue campaigns here. 13 of drivers age 18-20 involved in a car wrecks.
Using a hands free speakerphone or headset makes driving safer. A car driver talking on their phone is 13 times more likely to get into an accident. But using them when driving is not so smart.
2612 of new drivers aged between 18 and 24 admitted to having an accident in their first year as did 277 of new drivers aged between 25 and 34. A truck driver texting while driving is 232 times more likely to get into an accident than a trucker paying full attention to the road. At the time of writing there is no conclusive evidence to show that hands-free phoning is any safer than hand-held phoning because of the cognitive distraction involved with both types of phones.
Youre up to six times more likely to get in an accident. No single factor is more likely to cause an accident than a driver impaired by alcohol or other drugs. A driver reaching for a cell phone or any other electronic device is 14 times more likely to experience a car crash.
2 times 4 times or 6 times. They also concluded that people are 4 times more likely to crash if they use a mobile phone while driving. However statistics show that a person who is texting while driving is 23 times more likely to crash.
Revealed that reaction times are 3 times longer when drivers are using a handheld mobile phone. A Big Temptation For Teens. A teen driver with only one additional passenger doubles the risk of getting into a fatal car accident.
Drivers who have been awake for 24 hours will have a driving performance similar to a person who has a BAC of 01 g100ml. Talking on the phone is also risky. Road traffic collisions are a major global health concern.
The US Department of Transportation found that drivers using phones were less likely to scan the road ahead for trouble were more likely to weave between traffic lanes and were slower to respond to hazards. New Driver Accident Rates. Drivers are 122 times more likely to crash while dialing a phone.
However cell phone driving statistics have shown that drivers who text and drive are six times more likely to crash than drivers who drive drunk. Studies suggest that drivers using a mobile phone are approximately four times more likely to be involved in a crash than when a driver does not use a phone. If you use a cell phone you are 536 times more likely to get into an accident than undistracted drivers.
The data showed that the teens were 12 times more likely to get in an accident in the first month of driving than they were after one year of experience. 52 52 say they have talked on a cell phone. With two or more passengers they are 5x.
A study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute VTTI stated that people who talk on the phone while driving are 4 times more likely to be involved in an accident. The good news is you can break the addiction. One-third of fatal accidents in this country are attributed to drunken drivers alone.
They account for more than 12 million deaths worldwide each year and an even larger number of serious injuries World Health Organization 2015Obtaining a better understanding of the factors that contribute to driver crash risk is critical for the development of effective road safety policies and initiatives. 77 of adult drivers think they can easily manage texting while also navigating the road. In fact it makes you as dangerous as a drunk driver and youre 4 times more likely to crash.
This goes a long way toward showing how much harm the presence of cell phones can bring to drivers. Teen drivers are 4x more likely than adults to get into car crashes or near-crashes when talking or texting on a cell phone. Most recently a 2014 AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study looked at teen crash rates in New Jersey.
There is no difference in the cognitive distraction between using a handheld or hands-free device while driving. 34 34 say they have texted while driving. 82 82 of Americans age 16-17 own cell phones.
We all love using our smart phones. They are seven times more likely to have an accident. One study found that being on the phone increased your likelihood of an accident five times a shocking number.
According to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety voice-activated in-car technologies undermine driver attention to a dangerous degree.