Masood nizam Tabassum, Muhammad Usman Sheikh, Muhammad Bilal, Sana Noor. A W Gureja, Shafaq Tabassum

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Frequency of use of mobile phones during driving among citizens of Lahore

Masood nizam Tabassum, Muhammad Usman Sheikh, Muhammad Bilal, Sana Noor. A W Gureja, Shafaq Tabassum



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ABSTRACT

 

Background; Use of Mobile phone during driving is very common but very dangerous because it may distract driving and cause accidents. There are a high number of accidents due to attending calls and sending text messages during driving, some law experts have labeled the use of mobile phone during driving illegal.

Aim: To determine the frequency of use of mobile phones during driving among citizens of Lahore.

Methodology; This descriptive Case series study was conducted at Lahore from 1st July 2019 to 31st December 2019. After taking informed consent, 396 subjects,302 males and 94 females of 18 years or above were included through convenient sampling. Data were collected on a specified questionnaire andinterpreted as frequency and percentage distribution regarding the use of mobile phone during driving. The data were analyzed by SPSS

Results; In this study 396 subjects participated, 302(76.26%) males and 94(23.74%) females.  79(26.15%) males and 02(02.12%) females were motor cycle drivers, 140(46.36%) males and 82(87.23%) females motor car drivers, 67(22.19%) males and 02(02.12%) females motor cab drivers and 16(05.30%) males and 08(08.51%) females were van drivers.158(52.32%) male and 37(39.36%) female drivers  used mobile phones during driving.

Conclusion; the use of mobile phone was common among males. The young drivers from both sexes used mobile phone during driving. Majority of motor car drivers were more involved in using mobile phone.

Keywords: Accidents, Cell phones, Distract, Experts, illegal



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