Aug 09 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Local young drivers are being urged to ignore the distractions and get their hands off their mobile phones before getting behind the wheel.
 
A new video to highlight the risks associated with young drivers and their ‘always on’ approach to social media has been released.
 
Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Melinda Pavey says mobile phone distraction is an increasing problem on the roads, particularly among younger drivers who are less experienced at anticipating or identifying the level of attention required for safe driving.
 
At 60km/h, if you look at your phone while driving for just two seconds, you travel 33 metres blind.
 
A national study revealed that more than 75% of provisional licence holders self-reported the use of their mobile phone while driving and in NSW alone.
 

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