The clearest difference between older and younger drivers is the amount they are distracted while driving and their acceptance of certain modes of behaviour. Almost two in five of motorists admits to being distracted by in-car gadgets and instruments while driving. But this increases to over half (55%) of those aged 17-24. The biggest in-car distraction for 57% of all motorists is their radio/ CD/DVD controls - shooting to 72% for young drivers. Distractions are explored further in section 6.7.
5.0 Motoring and the new generation