According to a survey of 2,000 UK motorists, more than 2 in 5 (41%) were caught using their phone or other device when behind the wheel last year. And for drivers who have been caught by police in the past, it’s clear that mobile phone distractions are a common problem on UK roads. That’s as driver’s most common reasons for being caught were because of reading a text/message (35%), or accepting/declining a call (33%). Around 1 in 3 (30%) were also caught playing a game on their phone. This seems like a huge risk considering breaking mobile phone laws is costing Brits millions in fines. However, data shows that 1 in 3 (34%) are more concerned about the safety implications of using a mobile phone than the actual fine. A further 1 in 3 (33%) also said that there should be more measures in place to catch people using their mobile phone when driving.
More drivers caught using mobile phones
- Post published:9 March 2023