Motorists' mobile phone use is today's 'drink-driving', authorities say / by Editor


Experts are meeting on Friday to solve Victoria’s soaring road death toll, which has reached 137 this year, compared with 88 at the same time in 2018.

Speaking ahead of the summit, the state’s roads safety minister, Jaala Pulford, said a new media campaign will highlight the danger of drivers using mobile phones.“

Mobile phone use in cars is the drink-driving of this generation,” she said. “The research tells us people think just two seconds is not as horrifically hazardous as it is.

“If you’re travelling at 100km/h an hour, for 55 metres it’s equivalent to having a blindfold on.”

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