The latest research from the Transport Research Laboratory, reported in the Sunday Times, showed that a driver’s reaction time slowed by 46% when making a call on a hand-held mobile, by 37% when texting and by 27% using a hands-free phone.
For drivers on the drink-drive limit of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood reactions times were reduced by 13% and for those using cannabis 21%.
And according to an RAC poll 50% of drivers aged 18-24 texted while driving.
Even “Mr Loophole” lawyer Nick Freeman says “impose a one-year ban and that would solve the problem”
So over to the government which is rightly considering increasing the penalties for this anti-social behaviour.