The survey found 17 percent say they use the handset while behind the wheel, and 46 percent said they have a cordless handsfree device, while 17 percent use an earphone and cord. Among those who use mobile phones while driving, 78 percent do so to receive calls, 51 percent to make calls, 40 percent as a navigation aid, 22 percent use them for texting, 10 percent for checking their e-mail, 8 percent for surfing, and 23 percent of 'other' functions.
Among those who drive and use their phone simultaneously, 42 percent admitted that they realise that this worsens their driving ability, 34 percent of motorists claimed that they were in complete control as they were using handsfree, and 11 percent said they always pull over to use the phone, while 13 percent were undecided.
The survey was carried out among 425 smartphone users in
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