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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

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RAC comment on DfT attitude survey on transport and mobile phone use at the wheel

RAC comment on DfT attitude survey on transport and mobile phone use at the wheel

News   •   Aug 29, 2017 14:28 BST

The Department of Transport has published its British Social Attitudes Survey 2016: public attitudes to transport highlighting concerns about mobile phone use at the wheel.

Be Phone Smart campaign welcomes new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature for iOS

Be Phone Smart campaign welcomes new Do Not Disturb While Driving feature for iOS

News   •   Jun 06, 2017 13:06 BST

The road safety campaign that encourages responsible mobile phone use by drivers welcomes news from Apple of a new feature due this autumn

Majority of drivers caught using a mobile phone illegally given educational courses

Majority of drivers caught using a mobile phone illegally given educational courses

News   •   Feb 03, 2017 12:53 GMT

New data shows educational courses are a popular option for motorists, but the Government has said they will not be an option from 1 March 2017

RAC comments on calls for a 'drive safe' mode on mobile phones

RAC comments on calls for a 'drive safe' mode on mobile phones

News   •   Dec 19, 2016 15:57 GMT

The RAC's road safety spokesman reacts to reports that the Government is to discuss the problem of illegal phone use while driving with mobile phone companies

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RAC Parliamentary Newsletter #17 - March 2017

RAC Parliamentary Newsletter #17 - March 2017

Documents   •   Mar 27, 2017 11:14 BST

This month, the RAC looks at the impact of the Chancellor's spring Budget on Motorists, new VED rates and our new Be Phone Smart campaign

Traffic Offence Reports issued by police forces in England and Wales, 2013 to 2015

Includes details of number of Traffic Offence Reports issued and number of times these resulted in motorists being sent on a course, receiving a fixed penalty or being summoned to court

RAC Parliamentary Newsletter #14 - November 2016

In this month's newsletter we explore reveal the latest Fixed Penalty Notices for using handheld mobile phones at the wheel, broken down by force and give our assessment of what now should happen; and highlight how new diesels should actually be part of the pollution solution. There is also the latest news from RAC Fuel Watch and a round-up of RAC activity and advice around the UK.

By police force area - fixed penalty notices issued for illegal phone use at the wheel

Table that breaks down the number of fixed penalty notices issued by police forces for the offence of using a handheld mobile phone at the wheel - each year from 2011 to 2015