Smart phones, stupid drivers – rubber necking takes goolish new twist

Motorists are increasingly breaking the law to use their smartphones.

Motoring organisation the AA has found that 42 per cent of motorists admit to using a smartphone while driving – and 60 per cent of those drivers said that using one had distracted them.

It’s not just the AA who are disgusted by such actions, though. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says drivers who use smartphones are more dangerous than drunk drivers.”Driving and using smartphones for social networking is a new menace on our roads,’ said IAM chief executive Simon Best. “Our research shows that it slows reaction times by 37 per cent. That’s more dangerous than drink driving at the legal limit, or being high on cannabis behind the wheel.