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Fewer than four in 10 drivers aware of penalties for using a handheld phone

Fewer than four in 10 drivers aware of penalties for using a handheld phone

Jun 23, 2018 00:01 BST
The RAC research also looked at the reasons drivers gave for either continuing to use a...

A fifth of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel

A fifth of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel

Mar 01, 2018 00:01 GMT
One in five (19%) UK firms say their employees have been involved in an accident while ...

Drivers caught using a handheld phone falls by 11% after introduction of tougher penalties

Drivers caught using a handheld phone falls by 11% after introduction of tougher penalties

Dec 01, 2017 00:01 GMT
14,160 drivers were caught for the offence – which now carries a penalty of six points ...

​Nine million habitual illegal handheld phone drivers refuse to quit

​Nine million habitual illegal handheld phone drivers refuse to quit

Sep 21, 2017 00:01 BST
New research from the RAC's Report on Motoring shines a light on some UK drivers' conti...

Coalition calls on mobile industry to cut driver distraction caused by phones

Coalition calls on mobile industry to cut driver distraction caused by phones

Sep 11, 2017 10:03 BST
Brake, the RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign and a number of other organisations sign a let...

Only three in five drivers who use a handheld phone say causing an accident would make them kick the habit

Only three in five drivers who use a handheld phone say causing an accident would make them kick the habit

Jul 10, 2017 00:01 BST
New research for the RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign shines a light on what would motivat...

RAC calls on drivers to Be Phone Smart as mobile law gets tougher

RAC calls on drivers to Be Phone Smart as mobile law gets tougher

Mar 01, 2017 00:01 GMT
UK drivers urged to make an online pledge to stick to the law and not use a handheld ph...

Your New Year’s resolution: stop using your handheld phone at the wheel

Your New Year’s resolution: stop using your handheld phone at the wheel

Dec 30, 2016 11:49 GMT
​The RAC is urging motorists to make it their New Year’s resolution to stop using a han...

Double penalties for using a mobile phone while driving

Double penalties for using a mobile phone while driving

Nov 21, 2016 14:52 GMT
Drivers who use handheld mobile phones have been reminded that the penalties for doing ...

Snap, chat, text, tweet – anything goes at the wheel as motorists relax attitudes

Snap, chat, text, tweet – anything goes at the wheel as motorists relax attitudes

Sep 15, 2016 00:01 BST
One in five think it is acceptable to check social media while sat in stationary traffic