Tip 1: Avoid mobile phone distraction
What you think, and what you do:
79% of you believe using your phone increases the chance of crashing.
34% still admitted to reading texts behind the wheel.
How it affects your driving:
Using your phone while driving reduces your reaction times, impairs your concentration and takes your eyes off the road.
The use of a mobile phone while driving increases the risk of being involved in a crash by up to 4 times.
Texting while driving at 100km/h is the same as driving the length of the MCG blindfolded.
If you’re caught, it’s a $400 fine and 3 demerit points.
What you can do:
Turn your phone off before you drive or set it to silent and keep it out of sight and reach. That text or call can wait.