UN calls for ban on the use of phones while driving

    The UN calls on all countries to join the ban on talking on the phone and exchanging SMS messages while driving.

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: "I want every driver in the world to understand: text messaging while driving is killing."

    In 32 countries of the world there is already a ban on the use of a telephone while driving. This ban has also been introduced for UN workers.

    According to Ban Ki-moon, the use of a mobile phone increases the risk of an accident by about four times. But, nevertheless, in some countries up to 90% of drivers use mobile while driving. In car accidents because of this, about 1.2 million people die annually. At the same rate of development of the problem, by 2030 they will die from this more often than in military conflicts from AIDS and cancer.

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