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Calls for phone ban

19 March 2009

BusinessCar reported last week that there have been mounting calls for firms to impose a complete ban on drivers using phones while driving. This comes in the wake of a businesswoman being convicted of careless driving after causing an accident while thought to be using her phone hands free.

The prosecution decided the phone calls had distracted Lynne-Marie Howden enough to justify a dangerous driving charge, although she was eventually convicted of the lesser offence.

Both the Government-backed Driving for Better Business campaign and risk management firm Active Risk Management have called for drivers to switch off mobiles when driving and plan breaks to deal with calls.

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