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Mobile:Engaged. Updated advice on preventing mobile phone use by drivers.

1 February 2021

Mobile:Engaged -  A compendium of information and ideas for preventing mobile phone use by drivers published by Keele University with support from The Road Safety Trust.

The aim of this compendium which has been updated in 2021 is to provide access to the tools needed to develop an informed approach to tackling mobile phone use by drivers - an approach that is based upon an understanding of the problem in context, draws on research evidence and engages with the need for evaluation.

The inspiration for this project came from the fantastic range of innovative projects that we were aware of that were aimed at tackling mobile phone use by drivers. The authors could see massive amounts of time and energy being devoted to trying to address this  challenge – but also frustration amongst people on the frontline who wanted to be able to secure funds to continue their good work, to demonstrate their successes, and to constantly ensure that they were doing the best they could - but were unsure how to best go about that.

The authors could also see where projects were being designed ‘from scratch’ whilst somewhere else in the country there were others who could help to point them in the right direction. They also saw a real willingness to try and draw on tools and ideas from the world of academia that were ‘out there’, but often not in a readily digestible or useable format. 

 

 

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