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There is a large body of road safety research which shows mobile phones are one of the many distractions that drivers are faced with on a daily basis.


The wealth of research varies in quality and significance from driver surveys carried out by motor insurance companies to driving simulator studies, police accident data and naturalistic research which uses in car cameras and sensors to assess real world driving conditions.

All of the available scientific evidence, using every type of research methodology, should be considered when assessing the safety risks caused by mobile phone use while driving.

However, the Australian mobile phone industry place significant weight on naturalistic studies that offer valuable insights into driving risks in real-world driving conditions.

The industry has relied on the naturalistic studies undertaken by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) to underpin our evidence-based approach to driving safety and mobile phones. These studies have shown the key to driver safety is to keep your eyes on the road. 

 


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