Forty percent of mobile phone users break the law by using their phone while driving according to a new Which? survey.
Thirty-three percent of drivers have illegally made or received a call while driving in the last 12 months. A third also admitted to (32%) have read or sent a text whilst driving. However nine out of 10 users were aware of the fine for using a mobile phone without a handsfree kit whilst driving.
This survey provides new evidence that people are aware of the new mobile phone law, but some are simply choosing to ignore it. An increased presence of Road Traffic Officers could make a significant difference to compliance, providing yet another reason why a greater police presence on UK roads is necessary.