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Driver uses a hand-held mobile phone

Drivers on hand-held mobiles: illegal but common

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

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