Hanging on the Telephone: Mobile Phone Use Patterns Among UK-Based Business Travelers on Work-Related Journeys
- Published: Transport Research Part F15, 2012, pages 101-110
- Authors: Donald Hilsop
- Date Added: 22 Apr 2016
- Last Update: 22 Apr 2016
Understand mobile phone use patterns of business travellers while driving.
A small sample of 149 UK drivers were surveyed at a service station as well as 15 follow up interviews. Drivers were asked about demographics, work-related driving patterns, technology use patterns (such as laptop and computer usage), and mobile phone use while driving.
The follow up interviews were semi-structures and were based on the same topics as the survey. The purpose of the interviews was to provide more contextual detail.
Around 80% of the survey respondents were male 50% of the respondents were categorised as 'serial users' of mobile phone devices when driving
- Male drivers were more likely than females to be serial users 80% of the sample felt some level o conflict between driving and answering work calls
- Of the people who said they use their mobile at least some of the time when driving, 11% said they did not have use of hands free technology.
Mobile phone, driving, business, work.