500K Brits Still Using Mobiles While Driving

by VR Sreeraman on  June 29, 2009 at 11:32 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 500K Brits Still Using Mobiles While Driving
Despite various campaigns, nearly 500,000 motorists are using hand-held mobile phones while driving, a new UK study has found.

And the worst culprits are drivers of trucks and vans, the study found.

During a nationwide traffic study, road safety chiefs used spotters to tot up the number of people making calls, The Sun reported.

The Department of Transport survey shows 300,000 car-owners and 160,000 goods vehicle drivers use their mobile.

Lib Dem transport spokesman Norman Baker said: "The message is clearly not getting through.

"Despite tougher penalties a frightening number of drivers still use their mobile."

Motorists on the phone are blamed for the increase in dangerous and careless driving.

Source: ANI

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

View All

More News on: