Category Archive: Parliament

Not learning your lesson – Distracted drivers

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Conor Johnstone

Driving whilst distracted can be deadly. It can also be a criminal offence. Data from a BBC Radio 5 Freedom of Information Request shows that almost 10,000 drivers have been caught twice in four years for being distracted whilst driving,┬áthis includes using a mobile phone or operating a sat-nav system. The penalties may not be…

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Hands-Free. Not as safe as you think.

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Conor Johnstone

Drivers using┬áhands-free are equally as distracted when driving, a study reveals. Researchers at The University of Sussex found that hands-free kits are no safer than those who use their phones as normal, despite the law condoning – and encouraging – the use of hands-free kits in cars. The study calls for all phones, including hands-free…

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