Behind the Wheel Interview Russell White

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
We talk a lot about driver distraction on Behind the Wheel and with good reason – as many as a quarter of all accidents are caused by driver distraction.

Now a study undertaken by the University of California has found the ban on using mobile phones while driving in California is saving lives. The study found overall traffic deaths dropped 22% since the ban was introduced.

Deaths blamed on drivers using hand-held, or hands free mobile phones were down nearly 50%.

So there are some good reasons to make sure you follow Australian laws and don’t talk, text, or email when on the go.

Behind the Wheel’s Joel Helmes caught up with our resident road safety expert Russell White about this important issue…





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