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