NEW RESEARCH has shown that just 12 per cent of people believe using a phone while driving is dangerous.
That’s despite studies by the World Health Organisation which show that you’re four times more likely to be involved in an accident if you drive while using your phone.
The WHO also claims that the risk is similar for handsfree and hand-held mobiles – and that texting has an even more severe impact on your crash risk.
Ahead of garda plans to clamp down on drivers using mobile phones, we want to discover the truth about your bad habits. Do you take a sneaky peek at the traffic lights, or carry out full conversations on the motorway at 120kph, with the phone clamped to your ear? Do you only ever use the phone on handsfree, or at traffic lights, or do you never use it at all?
Do you talk or text while at the wheel: