Confused.com research shows that 1 in 14 motorists (7%) admit to having taken a photograph while driving and 4% also use the social media app of the moment - Snapchat - to send photos to friends while at the wheel. The price comparison website also discovered that in a recent 30-day period, 287 tweets were tagged with #drivingselfie and #drivingselfies.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) director of policy and research Neil Greig said: "Research shows
that it is simply not possible to use a mobile phone in any way whilst
driving and stay safe no matter how confident you may be in your driving
ability. This seems to be another form of peer pressure to take part
in the latest trend and the best way to avoid it is to give young people
the skills to stand up for themselves and not follow the herd and post
silly photographs online. It is also really worrying that many drivers
caught using a phone are not learning the lesson. The IAM want to see
more traffic police out there catching bad drivers but this survey would
seem to suggest not even that will stop those addicted to using their
The Good Garage Scheme would like to thank the Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM) for this week's guest post.