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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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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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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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Drivers would back ‘phone blocking’ plan

DRIVERS BACK BLANKET BLOCK ON MOBILES

Most motorists believe the Government should introduce technology to disable certain phone functions for the sake of safety, according to new research. Fitting all cars with some form of blocking device was considered a more effective plan than harsher penalties or more education as road users reveal they cannot resist …

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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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Distracted pedestrians putting lives at risk

Distracted pedestrian

Most smartphone users admit to using their devices when crossing the road, even when there is no formal crossing, according to new research. Ford surveyed 10,000 people across Europe and found that young people aged 18-24 are most at risk. This age group is most likely to have used mobile …

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Motoring myths exposed

Driving while on the phone

Worrying misconceptions revealed in Bank Holiday weekend survey As millions take to the roads for the traditional August holiday getaway, a survey carried out by What Car? has revealed that drivers know shockingly little about what they are and aren’t allowed to do. For instance, more than two fifths of …

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