August 7, 2014

Decline in Phone Use Whilst Driving

The number of drivers pulled over for making a call or sending a message in Surrey has dropped by more than 1,300 last year.

Statistics have revealed a gradual decline in fixed penalty notices issued to motorists for phone usage in the county since 2010.

Research has shown that reaction times for drivers using a handheld device are around 50% slower than when people are driving under normal conditions.

Drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel will receive a £60 fine and could also be given three penalty points on their licence.

According to a national survey, a high percentage of drivers argued that using a mobile phone whilst driving was the most annoying driving habit.

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