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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

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 00:01 GMT

14,160 drivers were caught for the offence – which now carries a penalty of six points and a £200 fine – between March and May 2017, down from 15,861 who were stopped between December 2016 and February 2017

​Nine million habitual illegal handheld phone drivers refuse to quit

​Nine million habitual illegal handheld phone drivers refuse to quit

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2017 00:01 BST

New research from the RAC's Report on Motoring shines a light on some UK drivers' continued addiction to using a handheld phone

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

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

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2017 10:03 BST

Brake, the RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign and a number of other organisations sign a letter calling on mobile phone OS companies to bring in a standard 'drive safe' mode

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

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2017 00:01 BST

New research for the RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign shines a light on what would motivate drivers to give up using a handheld phone for good

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

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2017 00:01 GMT

UK drivers urged to make an online pledge to stick to the law and not use a handheld phone while driving

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

Press Releases   •   Dec 30, 2016 11:49 GMT

​The RAC is urging motorists to make it their New Year’s resolution to stop using a handheld mobile phone while driving.

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

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2016 00:01 BST

One in five think it is acceptable to check social media while sat in stationary traffic

Motorists want more severe penalties for illegal mobile phone use

Motorists want more severe penalties for illegal mobile phone use

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2016 00:01 BST

New research finds half of motorists believe the current penalties of a fine and points for illegal mobile phone use should be more severe

Illegal handheld mobile phone use at the wheel still rife

Illegal handheld mobile phone use at the wheel still rife

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2016 00:01 BST

Thirteen years after the introduction of the a law forbidding use of a handheld phone at the wheel, new RAC research shows the behaviour is far from being stamped out.

Prosecutions for motorists using a mobile phone at the wheel fall by half in five years

Prosecutions for motorists using a mobile phone at the wheel fall by half in five years

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2015 00:01 BST

Fewer motorists are being prosecuted for using their mobile phone while driving than ever before, despite official figures showing a persistent number of drivers still using a phone at the wheel