The objective of this study was to analyse the characteristics of driver distraction from mobile phone use in Greece. The data were collected during the period November-December 2021 through field measurements and contain information on driver distraction from mobile phone use, driver age and gender, time period, weather conditions and road type in the three study areas (Athens, Thessaloniki, Larissa). Two different types of statistical models were developed (binomial logistic regression and random forests). Distraction (yes/no) was the dependent variable of the developed models. The results indicate that middle-aged and elderly people are less likely to use a mobile phone while driving compared to young people. Furthermore, van drivers are more likely to use a mobile phone than passenger car drivers. In addition, drivers on motorways make more frequent use of mobile phones than drivers on urban and rural roads. Finally, it appears that drivers are less likely to use their mobile phone in adverse weather conditions compared to good weather conditions.