40% of drivers don't think using a mobile phone is distracting

  • 58% of drivers say they have never used a hand-held phone in the car but of the 42% that have used a phone 60% say it distracted them from driving.
  • This means that almost 40% think using a hand-held mobile is not distracting.

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42% of drivers 'use mobiles'

More than two in five drivers are illegally using hands-held mobiles while at the wheel, with some even taking pictures of crashes, according to an AA/Populus survey.