Four-fold rise of post-ban drivers using phones at wheel

The number of drivers using mobile phones while driving has increased four-fold since 2003’s ban. Some 37% of people still use mobiles on the road, over a year after the law against using a hand-held phone while driving was introduced. Previous RAC research in 2003 showed that just one in ten people used phones.

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