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Norwegians woolly at the wheel. 30 per cent of motorists are not concentrating on the way ahead, a new survey finds. The YouGov study also reveals that 350,000 Norwegian drivers read and write on their mobiles whilst operating a motor vehicle. Moreover, 600,000 of the Scandinavian country’s motorists speak on their cellphones without using hands-free equipment.

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Norwegians woolly at the wheel

Published on Wednesday, 10th June, 2015 at 22:06 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

30 per cent of motorists are not concentrating on the way ahead, a new survey finds.

Deserted road in Oslo
Deserted road in Oslo
Photo: Quevaal/Yosh3000/Wikimedia Commons


The YouGov study also reveals that 350,000 Norwegian drivers read and write on their mobiles whilst operating a motor vehicle.

Moreover, 600,000 of the Scandinavian country’s motorists speak on their cellphones without using hands-free equipment.

This occurs either occasionally or more often, according to the inquiry conducted for the Norwegian Council for Road Safety and insurance company Gjensidige.

“A large proportion of accidents on Norwegian roads are caused by distractions, and mobile use must take its share of the blame,” Road Safety Council director Jan Johansen says in a statement.

Facts:

  • 147 killed and 674 badly injured on the roads last year
  • 4,972 road accidents with injuries in 2014 – Statistics Norway (SSB) figures
  • Number of accidents down, increasing number of single-vehicle accidents
  • 22% per cent of those asked in Oslo said they did not use hands-free equipment
  • 15% said they read/write whilst driving
  • 45% of survey participants said they eat and drive



Published on Wednesday, 10th June, 2015 at 22:06 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: mobiles, driving, accidents, roads, vehicles.





  
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