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Call for total mobile ban in cars

Hands-free sets for mobile phones should be banned in cars so drivers are not distracted from the road, campaigners say. Road safety charity Brake wants to see drivers turn off their phones and put them in the boot instead.

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62% of children watched driver talk on a mobile

Over half of all children recalled being driven as the person behind the wheel used a mobile phone, road safety campaigners have said.

According to road safety campaigners Brake:

  • A further 79% had spotted drivers on their mobile outside their school or home.
  • 575,000 UK drivers have points on their licence for using their mobile phone at the wheel or being otherwise distracted.
  • Of these, 6.5% have totted up six points or more;

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