Over 13 million Spanish drivers use smartphone at the wheel

Monday 10 November 2014 | 11:49 CET | News
A total of over 13 million Spanish drivers use their smartphone when at the wheel, according to a survey conducted by the #StopChatear campaign launched by BP Spain, Castrol and insurance company Race. The survey of 1,096 drivers found that 60 percent of respondents admitted to using their phone while driving, with the figure rising to 87 percent of those driving alone. According to the results of the survey, around four million drivers join in conversations via instant messaging services – mainly WhatsApp – or connect to social networks while at the wheel. The vast majority of respondents,

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