Many research studies have found the same results. If you drive and use a mobile phone (hand-held or hands-free) it will hinder your driving in different ways. It makes it harder for you to:
- keep in lane;
- drive at the right speed and at a speed that other drivers can predict;
- keep a good distance from the car in front; and
- judge safe gaps in traffic.
It also affects your reaction times and your general awareness of other traffic.
You are four times more likely to have a crash if you use a mobile phone when you are driving.
You can get up to 4 penalty points.
For more information go to: www.rsa.ie