Mobile phone at the wheel prosecutions are down - despite driver usage rising

Prosecutions for motorists using a phone at the wheel are down by almost half in five years.
The figures, released by the Ministry of Justice, come despite a study showing the potentially dangerous practice is more common.
Last month, 17,414 prosecutions for drivers using their phone at the wheel were launched in magistrates' courts in England and Wales last year, which is down by 47% from 32,571 in 2009.
The fall comes despite a 2014 Department for Transport (DfT) study which found that 1.6% of drivers in England (more than half a million people) were spotted using a mobile, up from 1.4%... read more

 
19 October 2015 in Hot News, Views: 39
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