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Phones in traffic: Dutch road users know it’s dangerous but still use them

Around two thirds of  the Dutch population occasionally use their phone while participating in traffic, while 76% considers their own use of the mobile phone in traffic to be dangerous. Although this suggests a reasonable awareness of the hazards of phone use while participating in traffic; the phone is still used extensively.

From all over the Netherlands, 4201 respondents aged 18 to 80 years old and 262 children aged 12 to 17 years old participated in the study. Children (12 – 17) use their phone more frequently during traffic participation than adults.

SWOV conducted a questionnaire study into the mobile phone use in Dutch traffic. The study was commissioned by the Dutch insurance company Interpolis.