The role of beliefs in the use of hands-free and handheld mobile phones while driving

Sullman, Mark J. M.
Przepiorka, Aneta M.
Prat, Francesc
Blachnio, Agata P.
Objective: This study investigated the frequency of mobile phones use while driving by mode (handheld vs. hands-free users) and its relationship with three types of beliefs (behavioural, normative and control).


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Citation Formats
M. J. M. Sullman, A. M. Przepiorka, F. Prat, and A. P. Blachnio, “The role of beliefs in the use of hands-free and handheld mobile phones while driving,” JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT & HEALTH, pp. 187–194, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: