Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Young Women Bad at Drive Texting

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Young Women Bad at Drive Texting

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RODNEY STEVENS

rodney.stevens@northernstar.com.au

A LISMORE driving instructor says he is not surprised by the results of a study that revealed young female drivers are most likely to text, make phone calls or put an address into their GPS while driving.

The AAMI 12th annual young drivers index, which surveyed more than 3700 drivers, also revealed 35% of women drivers aged between 18 and 24 have had a crash over the past five years.

Lismore Driving School owner Steve Combe said motorists should not be using a mobile phone or GPS while driving.

aAll you have to do is get distracted and wander to the wrong side of the road and bingo a you could be killed in a crash,a he said.

aYou may not only kill yourself but you might kill someone else coming the other way as well.a

Mr Combe said in his experience young women were easier to teach and generally responded better to instruction than young men. aYou only have to drive around Lismore all day and count the number of people you see on mobile phones and itas not just young people,a he said. …

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