With students returning to university this past week, RACT Insurance CEO Trent Sayers has told Dave we need to remind younger drivers to switch their phones off while driving and stay alert on the roads.


RACT Insurance research, conducted in December 2016, has found people aged 18-29 are more likely than any other age group to drive above the speed limit and get distracted by items in the car such as the radio, GPS, or mobile phones.


The research, which is conducted annually, shows 18 per cent of young people admit to regularly using their phones when it’s not on hands free, up from 13 per cent in 2015

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The latest report also shows 18 per cent of 18-29 year olds admit to checking their messages or emails on their phones while driving, an increase of 6 percentage points from 2015.