#driverdistraction The background to the Driver Distraction International Road Safety Conference in Dublin today is that up to 30 percent of all road collisions are thought to involve distraction of drivers, writes Brian Byrne.
The distractions can range from eating and drinking to reaching for objects to dealing with children. But most emphasis today centres on the new digital distractions such as mobile phones, texting, and other technology related issues.
The conference is organised by the Road Safety Authority, and has brought to Dublin Castle today a number of academic and frontline experts to discuss the matter.
Irish Car+Travel is here at the conference and we'll report through the proceedings.