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Most drivers don’t know mobile phone penalties

Almost two-thirds of drivers are unaware of the punishment for using mobile phones at the wheel, more than 12 months after the introduction of tougher laws, claims a new poll. The RAC found only 36% of the 2,000 UK motorists surveyed knew offenders face six penalty points and a £200 …

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Mobile phone madness revealed by Admiral

New research by insurance specialist Admiral has exposed the stark truth about mobile phone use at the wheel. One year since the mobile phone penalty doubled to £200, more than 20,000 motorists have been caught – the equivalent of nearly 70 a day. Reviewing data from its own customer base, …

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Testing times ahead for new drivers

Driving test

New research suggests that half of all young motorists use a mobile phone for navigation, rather than an in-car sat nav. This finding from a study of 2,000 motorists for Continental Tyres calls into question a key change to the new driving test. The new test, which comes into force …

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Bad habits develop ‘two weeks after passing driving test’

Driving a car

Motorists begin driving without a seatbelt just two weeks after passing their test, according to new research by commissioned by Comparethemarket.com. Furthermore, after three weeks they are tailgating and even illegally using their phone to text when driving. The study, timed ahead of the new driving test from December 4, …

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Millions still flouting mobile phone driving law

​Nine million people are refusing to quit using their mobile phones while driving, claims new RAC research. A hard-core of motorists still admit to flouting the law by habitually using their handheld phones while driving despite the fact that penalties for the offence doubled on March 1, 2017. In September …

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Nissan creates mobile phone temptation-free zone

Nissan Signal Shield

Nissan has utilised Victorian technology in a bid to stop drivers from being distracted by their mobile phones at the wheel. Despite tough new police crackdowns, one in five admits illegally texting while driving. Now boffins have created a prototype compartment within the armrest of a Nissan Juke lined with …

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Mobiles phone use ‘safer than speeding’

Driver on phone

A quarter of British motorists think it is better to drive while using a mobile phone than speeding, according to new research. The findings emerged from a survey of 2,000 motorists after tough new legislation came in to introduce an increase in fines for those caught driving while using a …

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Drivers braced for harsher phone penalties

Using a mobile while driving

New punishments due in 2017 will deter 91% of motorists from using mobile phones whilst driving, new research has revealed. An update to the law regarding mobile phone usage whilst driving could see the number of offenders drop dramatically, according to the study by leading vehicle leasing company, Leasing Options. …

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Young drivers ‘licensed to lose points’

Driving a car

One in three young drivers will receive points on their licence within 12 months of passing their test, a survey has revealed. New research by money saving website www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk indicates that more than a third of drivers receive points on their licence in the first year. Furthermore, it was found …

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Using mobiles while driving rife

Using a mobile while driving

A startling 95% of motorists regularly see other drivers looking at their phones in stationary traffic, claims new research. According to a survey of more than 2,000 drivers carried out by the RAC, illegal mobile phone use is endemic, with 64% of motorists saying that in the last hour they …

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