Research shows that being distracted when driving, such as by a mobile phone, increases the risk of a crash. Simply taking your eyes off the road for longer than two seconds, doubles the risk of a crash.
At 60 km/h if you look at your phone while driving for just two seconds, you travel 33 metres blind. A short lapse of concentration can have lifelong consequences.
See how far you travel at different speeds when you take your eyes off the road for just two seconds:
|Travel speed||Metres travelled in 2 seconds|