But aren't mobile phones the number cause of crashes?
In fact drinking and tiredness are by far the most common causes of accidents. Take a look at these accident statistics from Monash University Accident Research Centre in Australia.
MUARC study of 340 casualty crashes in VIC and NSW 2000-2011 13.50% Intoxication 11.80% Fell asleep 10.90% Fatigued 3.20% Failed to look 3.20% Passenger interaction 2.60% Felt ill 2.6% Blacked out 1.80% Feeling stressed 1.5% Looked but failed to see 1.4% Animal or insect in vehicle 0.9% Using a mobile phone 0.90% Changing CD/cassette/radio 0.90% Adjusting vehicle systems 0.90% Looking at vehicle systems 0.3% Searching for object
13.5% Intoxication 11.8% Fell asleep10.9% Fatigued3.2% Failed to look3.2% Passenger interaction2.6% Felt ill 2.6% Blacked out 1.8% Feeling stressed 1.5% Looked but failed to see1.4% Animal or insect in vehicle 0.9% Using a mobile phone 0.9% Changing CD/cassette/radio 0.9% Adjusting vehicle systems0.9% Looking at vehicle systems 0.3% Searching for object