Safety

Introduction to Communication Devices

Introduction to Communication Devices

Image result for car accident phone

One study in South Africa on cell phones and road safety revealed that out of every 4 car crashes, one is cell phone related. Another study of circa 800 international drivers with cell phones found that half swerved or drifted into another lane, 23% had tailgated, 21% cut someone off and 18% nearly hit another vehicle while using the phone. Finally, studies suggest that talking on a phone, no matter how it's done, sharply increases the risk of an accident. Researchers studying brain imaging documented that listening alone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%.

As such, South Africa and other countries have banned the use of cell phones and communication devices that cannot be operated by way of hands-free devices or kits.


Previous Next

Login to add a comment