A new online resource is aiming to educate people about the risks associated with using a smartphone while driving.
RACT’s Drive in the Moment – a website with information, quizzes and a tool enabling people to develop a plan to kick their phone habit – is guided by research from the Australian Automobile Association.
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“Our phones are more advanced than they were even five years ago,” RACT chief member experience officer Stacey Pennicott said. “They allow us to be more connected, have more entertainment options and are more integrated into the vehicle.”
“The AAA research shows that too many people still think it is socially acceptable to use their phone while driving.
“We are trying to change that with this resource, by comparing the risks of distracted driving to other less socially acceptable behaviours like speeding, driving under the influence and driving while very tired.”
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