Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 October 2014

Illegal mobile use still high

Tougher penalties for using hand-held mobile phones while driving have had hardly any effect, a new survey reveals.

As many as 93% of those polled had seen someone using a hand-held mobile at the wheel in the previous week before being questioned in the survey by What Car? magazine.

And 36% admitted to using a hand-held mobile themselves while driving, only 6% down on the 2005 figure.

Only 3% said they had never seen another motorist committing the offence.

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