It's easy to get distracted. Losing concentration when driving can have serious consequences. Try our interactive and you'll be asked to complete a task whilst travelling along a road. It sounds easy, but is it?
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Try our interactive to see if you're a distracted driver
Can you drive safely and work effectively at the same time? If you ever need to make your vehicle a mobile office, by having hands free phone conversations, how confident are you that neither your work, nor your driving suffers?Take part nowAre you driven to distraction?
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