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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

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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

RAC reacts to National Police Chiefs' Council "community spotters" scheme to target mobile phone use at the wheel

RAC reacts to National Police Chiefs' Council "community spotters" scheme to target mobile phone use at the wheel

News   •   Nov 15, 2016 10:36 GMT

While using "community spotters" to tackle repeat offenders is an unusual initiative, desperate times call for desperate measures

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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