New evidence suggests that texting on a mobile phone while driving is more dangerous than drink driving.
The was one of the topics covered by highly regarded Canadian Criminologist, Jim Hilborn, who visited Donegal this week to conduct workshops with the Letterkenny based Pro-Social Driver Programme.
“I want to keep these kids alive and I don’t want them to kill another person. Texting on a mobile phone is dangerous in a car. The latest research I’ve been reading recently says if you are texting, which people often do, you more likely to have an accident than if you’re drunk. You’re more dangerous than someone who is drunk,” he explained.
The Pro-Social Drivers Programme helps drivers and driving offenders learn how their road behaviour can have an impact on all road users.
See page 8 for a feature on Jim Hilborn’s visit.