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RAC comments - 6,000 drivers caught at least twice for driving distracted using a handheld phone

RAC comments - 6,000 drivers caught at least twice for driving distracted using a handheld phone

News   •   Dec 28, 2017 13:03 GMT

More than 6,000 motorists have been caught at least twice for driving while distracted, including using a mobile phone, in the past four years. Figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in response to a Freedom of Information request by the Press Association highlight the problem of repeat offenders.

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

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

RAC reacts to immediate points and fine proposals for drivers caught using a handheld phone

RAC reacts to immediate points and fine proposals for drivers caught using a handheld phone

News   •   Nov 08, 2016 11:06 GMT

The RAC's road safety spokesman comments on the Government's response to the consultation on tougher penalties for those caught using a handheld phone while driving

RAC reacts to figures that show 10,000 drivers have been caught twice for being distracted at the wheel

RAC reacts to figures that show 10,000 drivers have been caught twice for being distracted at the wheel

News   •   Nov 03, 2016 13:37 GMT

Shocking figures, including mobile phone use, reveal scale of the task to reverse relaxed attitudes of persistent offenders

RAC: "Concerted, sustained effort needed from government, police and motorists" to end phone use epidemic

RAC: "Concerted, sustained effort needed from government, police and motorists" to end phone use epidemic

News   •   Oct 31, 2016 16:58 GMT

The RAC's road safety spokesman reflects on today's sentencing of a driver caught using a handheld device while driving

RAC: New data "lays bare the scale of the country's handheld mobile phone epidemic"

RAC: New data "lays bare the scale of the country's handheld mobile phone epidemic"

News   •   Oct 27, 2016 11:47 BST

RAC road safety spokesman Pete Williams reacts to ​data released this morning that shows far fewer fixed penalty notices being issued in 2015 to drivers illegally using a phone at the wheel

RAC findings about illegal mobile phone use while driving lead to increased penalties

RAC findings about illegal mobile phone use while driving lead to increased penalties

News   •   Sep 17, 2016 14:38 BST

The RAC welcomes tougher penalties for illegal use of handheld mobile phones while driving following the release of findings from the 2016 RAC Report on Motoring.

RAC comments on findings of US study on crash risk factors

RAC comments on findings of US study on crash risk factors

News   •   Feb 22, 2016 20:00 GMT

The RAC reacts to on a new study by academics from Virginia Tech looking at the extent to which accidents, among other factors, are caused by driver distraction

RAC responds to government plans to discourage motorist mobile phone use

RAC responds to government plans to discourage motorist mobile phone use

News   •   Dec 21, 2015 14:45 GMT

The RAC's head of external affairs reacts to measures announced as part of the British Road Safety Statement designed to discourage the use of mobile phones at the wheel

RAC comments on FIA 'My Car My Data' campaign

RAC comments on FIA 'My Car My Data' campaign

News   •   Dec 14, 2015 12:12 GMT

Connected car technology offers motorists a range of benefits but the sharing of data from vehicles is also a concern which is why the FIA has launched a campaign entitled 'My Car My Data'.