Infographic: Hands-Free vs Hand-Held Cell Phone Usage

Although many drivers believe that hands-free cell phone use is safer than hand-held use, statistics show that this is not the case. Our RI auto accident lawyers promote safer roadways by educating drivers on the dangers of cell phone use while driving.

hands-free vs hand-held cell phone usage infographic

  • The average text takes your eyes off the road for nearly 5 seconds. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field.
  • Hands-free cell phone use is not substantially safer than hand-held use
  • Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%
  • Using a cell phone while driving, whether it’s hand-held or hands-free, delays a driver’s reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08%.