Call for outright ban on mobiles in cars

Using a hands-free kit in the car can be almost as distracting as talking on a mobile phone, according to research by Newcastle University.

It's been illegal to drive whilst talking on your phone for almost a decade, but a road safety charity has found thousands of drivers in the region have been caught. Now they're calling for an outright ban, as Katie Oakes reports.

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Campaign targets 'distracted' drivers

A road safety charity has found 20,000 drivers in our region have points on their licence for using a mobile or being distracted while driving.