Summarizes existing information on the subject of mobile phone use while driving, in order to provide a concise summary of the issues for the public, researchers, & legislators alike. Discusses the benefits of mobile phone usage while driving, such as driver safety & time use efficiency, & negative aspects such as its potential for driver distraction resulting in accidents. Contains information on the demographics of mobile phone use in the U.S., focusing on user demographics & frequency of usage while driving. People who used a mobile phone while driving were anywhere from 34% to 300% more likely to have an accident. Charts & tables.Cain, Alasdair is the author of 'Investigation of the Use of Mobile Phones While Driving' with ISBN 9780756702168 and ISBN 075670216X.