The Use of Cell Phones While Driving - A Case Study in Serbia

Pavle Gladović, Milorad Cvijan, Danislav Drašković


Recording the data about the use of cell phones as one of the possible factors that contribute to accidents is not often conducted in practice. All the world’s research indicate that the use of cell phone affects negatively the attention of the driver and his ability to safely operate the vehicle. In the literature, the most frequently mentioned is the increasing risk of a traffic accident, four times when using the phone and also that when reading or texting messages the driver takes his eyes off the road for almost 5 seconds. This means that at a speed of 50 km/h, during these 5 seconds while looking at his phone, the driver exceeds 70 m, and does not look what is happening in front of him, or around the vehicle. This paper describes the world experience in terms of analysing accidents and the use of cell phones in accidents. Also, an analysis was conducted of the legislation about the use of cell phones while participating in traffic in Republic of Serbia, as well as the domestic experience about the use of cell phone. Based on the above analysis, a research about attitudes of citizens of Serbia has been made, in order to give at least an approximate picture of the problem.

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ISSN: 2490-3477 (Print), 2490-3485 (Online)

COBISS.RS-ID 6892568

Published by .............. Pan-European University ’’Apeiron’’ Banja Luka
Person Responsible for the Publisher .............. Darko Uremović
Editor of University Publications .............. Aleksandra Vidović, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Editor in Chief.............. Danislav Drašković

Editors.............. Tomislav Vujinović, Zoran Ž. Avramović

Executive Technical Editors.............. Stana Mišić, Slavko Davidović

Technical Editors .............. Sretko Bojić

Editorial Board

Drago Talijan (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Mirsad Kulović (USA)
Vuk Bogdanović (Serbia)
Pavle Gladović (Serbia)
Gradimir Stefanović (United Kingdom- Great Britain)
Krsto Lipovac (Serbia)
Lee D. Han (USA)
Jadranka Jović (Serbia)
Milija Radović (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Milan Vujanić (Serbia)
Nataša Gojković- Bukvić (Italy)
Dragutin Jovanović (Serbia)
Milenko Čabarkapa (Montenegro)
Jurij Kolenc (Slovenia)
Fuad Klisura (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Milan Tešić (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Bojan Marić (Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Marko Subotić (Bosnia and Hercegovina)

Lectors .............. Mirela Simić, Tanja Aničić
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Printed by .............. Markos, Banja Luka
Printed in 300 copies

Traffic and Transport Theory and Practice (TTTP) Journal is registered with the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Srpska by serial registration code 07.06/053-19/2016-1, date 07.  03. 2016. Traffic and Transport Theory and Practice (TTTP) Journal (ISSN 2490-3477-Print, 2490-3485 (Online) is an international journal published two time a year.

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