Nowadays, we have more smartphones every time, so that 60% of the devices in Spain are smart phones, which can be a big help or a real risk to the mentioned driving. It is appropriate to know what the risks of using a smartphone at the wheel to avoid worse results.
The mobile phone is one of the most important factors when talking about the distraction of the steering wheel. Updating the profile on social networks, chatting through tools such as WhatsApp or looking at the maile has become the usual behavior of some drivers; but not just these. Some of the dangers of using a smartphone on the wheel are:
22% of drivers continue to use mobile phones while driving, and most of them send a WhatsApp message when they stop at the red light. This leads to a lack of stress and concentration, two very important factors when using a vehicle.
Also, sending a message while driving increases the risk of an accident by 23 times, so that this action brings along three forms of distraction:
Visual distraction: the eyes are reading your smartphone screen.
Mental distraction: mind is fully engaged in thinking about message text.
Hand distraction: the fingers succeed the keys corresponding to the characters.