Driver distraction is a contributing factor in fatal and serious injury crashes. Driving needs your full attention.
Driving requires your complete attention.
You need to keep control of your vehicle at the same time as maintaining an awareness of your surroundings and potential hazards.
There are many causes of inattention while driving, including:
Four of the most distracting activities come from using a smartphone:
This is reflected in crash statistics. Driver distraction was a contributing factor in 12 crashes, 155 serious injury crashes and 856 minor injury crashes in 2018.
See the latest NZTA distraction video on mobile phones.(external link)