Mobile phones and crashes - the facts

  • 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