Tuesday, 25 June 2019
About one in three drivers between the ages of 18-30 use their phone behind the wheel, according to a Vias report.
Vias, a road safety institute, found that 20% of young people said they made phone calls while driving, 33% said they texted or emailed, and 6% said they had taken a selfie while driving.
“Young people between 18 and 30 represent 16% of the driving population,” Vias spokesperson Stef Willems said, according to New Mobility. “Yet they are involved in 31% of the accidents with casualties or injuries.”
Willems also said that drivers who text are 23 times more likely to get in an accident.
Additionally, 27% of young drivers received traffic fines in the past year. The most common offences were speeding, incorrect parking, and using a phone behind the wheel.
Vias released other road safety findings earlier this week.
The Brussels Times