Motor Industry News
The number of motorists caught using handheld devices while in control of a vehicle has risen by 42 per cent in a year. According to research from Confused.com, the increased conviction rate suggests public apathy towards the government's clamp down on mobile phone use by motorists.
A survey carried out by the company found that more than half of the drivers claimed to have seen another motorist texting while behind the wheel, while 30 per cent admitted doing it themselves. "The findings of this research are alarming as, despite harsher penalties and stronger police enforcement, some motorists are clearly continuing to use mobile phones while driving."
"Although many drivers feel that they can safely respond to a text message, while staying in control of their vehicle, it is important to remember that no driver is infallible - taking your eyes off the road, even for a second, is ill-advised!"