A new report has warned motorists to keep their hands off their phones while travelling and to use their headlights only when they are needed.
The survey of more than 10,000 people found that most drivers who were surveyed said they were distracted while texting.
A quarter said they would text if their phone was off, while 16 per cent would text on their lap and 17 per cent on their phone when it was parked.
It comes after a spate of crashes involving cars with no lights and texting while drivers are distracted.
Some drivers have also been blamed for driving in the dark.
Earlier this month, a man was killed after a collision with a truck while he was texting.
The driver of the truck, a 61-year-old man, had been distracted by text messages while driving.
In February, a 47-year old man in Sydney was killed when he lost control of his car in the centre of the city while texting and was unable to avoid hitting a tree.
Another crash on the Gold Coast caused two people to die when a car collided with a bus on Saturday.
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