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Many drivers ignoring mobile phone ban

Fri 23 Nov, 2012 // Firstnumber Team
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Research commissioned by LV= insurance company reveals that a third of motorists in the UK still use hand-held phones while at the wheel, despite fines of £60 and three points on your licence. This is 33 percent of over 11.3 million UK drivers.

One in five drivers believe texting, phoning or surfing the internet while driving is acceptable, no matter what the law states.

353,000 motorists admitted to having had an accident or near-accident in the last year due to using a mobile phone while driving.

The study included data acquired from 40 police forces across the country, showing that, since 2003 over 1 million motorists have been convicted of using a phone while behind the wheel.

In 2012, there have so far been 116,130 convictions, compared to just 464 in 2003.

Ministers are discussing the possibility of increasing fines to £90 to further deter drivers from committing the offence.

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