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First anniversary of tougher mobile phone penalties: 90% agree using a phone affects driving

27 February 2008

Three quarters of people believe that drivers who use their mobile phones are needlessly risking their own and other people's safety, according to new research published a year after the introduction of tougher penalties for the offence.

The research - unveiled today by Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick - also showed that 90% of the public believe using a phone at the wheel has a negative impact on a person's driving.

Further details here...

The research is available on the TRL website: www.trl.co.uk

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