Mobile Phone Use While Driving: Underestimation of a Global Threat

The use of mobile phones (cell phones) has increased dramatically in the 21st century. The popularity of mobile phones and smart phones in the computer age can in part be associated with the growing problem of driver distraction. There are indications that the use of mobile phones while driving is one of the leading contributors to road traffic collisions (RTCs). However the true impact of the contribution of mobile phones to RTCs is masked by deficiencies in reporting. This review examines the evidence of association between mobile phone use and RTCs, placing emphasis on the challenges associated with reporting the role of mobile phones in RTCs across different countries, including the United States of America, Canada, China and Great Britain.

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  • Accession Number: 01599488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2016 10:47AM