's Phone Use and Driving Award

According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey “20% of drivers age 18-20 said texting does not affect their driving, and nearly 30% of drivers ages 21-34 said texting has no impact”.

This startling information proves that despite there being laws in many places as a deterrent, and the information already available, phone use and driving are still taking place every day. Statistics show that “At any moment 9% of drivers are talking on a cell phone”; in light of this, we can see how raising awareness about this issue is paramount.

Our scholarship aims to collate written work from young drivers and we hope this ongoing body of work will serve as an addition to phone use and driving safety awareness. This award will be judged on the applicant’s ability to balance up-to-date and reputable research with their own reflections on their age group’s relationship with their phone and driving and the wider impacts this can have.