Research and analysis

Research on the use of mobile phones while driving

Research to support legal and advisory measures to discourage mobile phone use while driving.


Research on mobile phone use while driving

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Research to inform and support the development of the law (and other measures) to discourage mobile phone use when driving.

The research programme was made up of 3 separate phases:

  • an initial quantitative survey
  • a qualitative phase
  • a final, second quantitative survey

It explored motorists’ attitudes towards mobile phone use - as well as other driving behaviours.

It also examined legislative and non-legislative measures to deter mobile phone use while driving.

The report includes a summary of findings from earlier phases.

Published 19 November 2021