Driver selfie trend puts lives at risk

THE State's peak motoring body has warned against the dangerous act of driver selfies after research found almost half of young drivers surveyed admitted to using their mobile phones while driving.

RACQ research found more than 49% of drivers aged 16-24 who were surveyed confessed to using their phones while behind the wheel, which included checking social media and taking selfies.

RACQ's Lauren Ritchie said the dangerous selfie trend would not just cost you a hefty fine but potentially your life.

"Any distraction while on the road is dangerous, particularly for inexperienced drivers, and especially if you are taking time to snap a driver selfie," she said.



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