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Almost every other German makes phone calls while driving

Friday 5 February 2016 | 13:43 CET | News
Some 42 percent of German drivers make phone calls without a hands-free kit and 44 percent read messages while driving, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of IT association Bitkom. Almost one in four (23%) respondents even writes an SMS. It said 25 percent of respondents read emails, while 8 percent compose emails.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Bitkom
Countries: Germany
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