In-cab use of hand-held mobiles is widespread
Drivers continue the blatant use of hand-held mobiles while driving.
Despite the deterrent of a jail sentence, up to 100,000 drivers are using a hand-held phone while driving at any one time, says the AA.
Yet the outlawed practice of talking on a hand-held mobile phone – or texting behind the wheel – has become widespread. Even though drivers know they face losing their freedom after a serious accident
An AA/Populus poll looked at what what might influence a driver not to pick up a phone. A third saw using a hand-held phone worse than speeding; 53% rated it on a par with drink or drug-driving.
Nevertheless, 55% said they would be tempted to answer their hand-held phone if it went off while driving; 38% won