Phones off and ban hands-free, say road safety group

Hands-free sets should be banned and drivers should turn off their mobile phones when getting behind the wheel, a road safety group has said.

Hands-free sets
Hands-free sets are almost as bad for road safety as speaking to someone over a mobile phone, road safety campaigners say. Credit: PA

Charity Brake want to see drivers focus more on the road by abandoning hands-free sets and are using the start of Road Safety Week to persuade road users to turn off their mobiles.

Brake are also urging everyone not to speak on the phone to someone who is driving.

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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.