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We need to talk about hands-free

28/02/2024

Police officers are being encouraged to make drivers aware of the safety risks of using hands-free mobile phones at the wheel, based on the findings of new research.

More police forces join safety camera trial

28/02/2024

A National Highways trial of new mobile technology to detect when drivers are using mobile phones or not wearing a seatbelt is being rolled out across the country.

Lorry driver caught holding a phone to each ear

14/09/2021

National Highways' HGV cabs are being used as part of a multi-agency fortnight of action along the M4 and M5 that aims to reduce the number of incidents and highlight the risks of dangerous driving.

Bang to rights: Supercabs catch thousands of distracted drivers

13/05/2019

Unmarked HGV ‘supercabs’ funded by Highways England have filmed more than 3,500 dangerous drivers in the past year, including a lorry driver using a mobile phone to make a credit card payment as he drove on the motorway

8,000 drivers caught using mobiles in one week

23/01/2017

Almost 8,000 drivers were caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel during a police crackdown in November.  

Brake calls for investment in road policing

28/09/2016

New figures show a drop of almost 40% in the number of people caught using phones behind the wheel, with road safety charity Brake calling for urgent investment in road policing.

Harsher penalties for using phones at the wheel proposed

20/09/2016

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling wants tougher penalties for motorists who use mobile phones while driving.

Motorists want harsher penalties for illegal phone use

13/06/2016

Research carried out by the RAC has found that the majority of motorists want more severe penalties for illegal phone use while driving.

Brake calls for ban on hands-free phones

08/06/2016

New research has found driving while talking on a hands-free phone can be just as distracting as talking on a hand-held mobile.

Use of mobile phones at the wheel still rife

25/04/2016

Ninety-five per cent of motorists regularly see other drivers fiddling with handheld mobile phones at the wheel whilst in standstill traffic.  

Prosecutions for motorists using a mobile while driving fall

19/10/2015

The number of motorists being prosecuted for using their mobile phone while driving has fallen by almost 50%, according to official figures seen by the RAC.

Brake wants ban on use of hands-free phones

18/11/2013

Road safety charity Brake wants the Government to extend the ban on using hand-held mobiles at the wheel to hands-free phones.

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