Mobile phones put lives at risk. This is the hard-hitting statement from the Spanish sector dedicated to road safety, according to the newspaper diario El País.
One of these groups is the Real Automóvil Club de Cataluña (RACC), which recently published a study that says that 26% of drivers admit that they use a mobile phone regularly. A habit that can turn out to be very expensive, says the DGT (Directorate General of Traffic), which states that answering a phone call while driving is equivalent to being twice over maximum blood-alcohol limit. The loss of reaction caused by using mobile phones is so great that it is at the top of the list of distractions while driving, which are the main cause of accidents.
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