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The use of mobile phones by vehicle drivers in Poland in 2015

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Background & Policy context

Using cell phones held in hand while driving a car is one of the major causes of road accidents. The survey set a base for implementation of measures decreasing number of this kind of accidents in Poland.


The main objective of the project was to gain data about use of cell phones while driving a vehicle on different types of roads.


In the first part, the measurement was realised in 16 provinces, at 86 measurement points, the research carried out aimed at, among other things, to collect data on vehicle drivers who use cell phones held in hand while driving. The tests were performed by external observation. In each province
measurements were conducted on roads of different categories (national highways, expressways, provincial and district ways), in built-up areas and outside built-up areas and in provincial cities. 


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Krajowa Rada Bezpieczeństwa Ruchu Drogowego
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)


The study on the use of mobile phones by vehicle drivers carried out in 2013 was a pilot work and it was done in only three provinces: Lublin, Mazowieckie and Pomorskie. Further measurements carried out in the years of 2014 and 2015 are more comprehensive and provide more integrated data on the discussed problem.

The rate of mobile phone use while driving slightly decreased, compared to the results of research conducted in 2014. Nevertheless, it still remains on a rather high level.

Innovation aspects

The project brought the information about the use of cell phones while driving in Poland.

Policy implications

The results of the project make a base for implementation of measures increasing the road safety.

Policy objectives

Improvement of road safety strategies


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