Numbers of motorists using their mobiles rises by three times
Oi! Motorists! You've been told to stop using your phones while driving your cars haven't you? Yes? But you're not listening are you? Why? Because you're pissing about with your phone!
Yes indeed, it has been reported that over a quarter of UK drivers have admitted to taking calls or using their mobiles while on the road, which is three times more than a year ago.
The RAC have found that over half of drivers questioned said they would look to see who a call was from and 45 per cent would take their eyes off the road for a text.
Of course, young drivers are the worst of the bunch with 58 per cent likely to look at their phone if it goes off while they're driving.
Alarmingly, the study found that one in five motorists have said they check Facebook and Twitter! The mad fuckers! That explains why there's been a spate of social networking updates saying "I've crashed my car LOL!!2!!"
Adrian Tink, RAC motoring strategist said: "Taking your eye off the road, just for a second, to read an alert or check who a call came from can have potentially fatal results. This steep rise in mobile phone usage at the wheel could potentially be set to continue as more and more people embrace smart phone technology."
Martin Reber, chief executive officer of embedded speech solutions company SVOX said: "If drivers insist on staying connected, they need to start using solutions such as text-to-speech and voice recognition in the car so that they can have their emails, voicemails, texts and tweets read aloud, they can make calls and they can control their navigation system without removing their hands from the wheel."