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.
- 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%.