But aren't mobile phones the number cause of crashes?

  • In fact drinking and tiredness are by far the most common causes of accidents. Take a look at these accident statistics from Monash University Accident Research Centre in Australia.

    MUARC study of 340 casualty crashes in VIC and NSW 2000-2011 
    13.50% Intoxication 
    11.80% Fell asleep
    10.90% Fatigued
    3.20% Failed to look
    3.20% Passenger interaction
    2.60% Felt ill 
    2.6%  Blacked out 
    1.80% Feeling stressed 
    1.5%  Looked but failed to see
    1.4%  Animal or insect in vehicle 
    0.9%  Using a mobile phone 
    0.90% Changing CD/cassette/radio 
    0.90% Adjusting vehicle systems
    0.90% Looking at vehicle systems 
    0.3%  Searching for object 

    13.5% Intoxication 11.8% Fell asleep10.9% Fatigued3.2% Failed to look3.2% Passenger interaction2.6% Felt ill 2.6% Blacked out 1.8% Feeling stressed 1.5% Looked but failed to see1.4% Animal or insect in vehicle 0.9% Using a mobile phone 0.9% Changing CD/cassette/radio 0.9% Adjusting vehicle systems0.9% Looking at vehicle systems 0.3% Searching for object