mobile phone

5th October 2018
Drivers are being distracted behind the wheel

80% of drivers get ‘distracted’ behind the wheel

UK drivers are putting themselves and others in danger by getting distracted on the road, according to new research. A study carried out by German Autolabs […]
17th September 2018
Drivers support harsher punishments for mobile use

Should drivers’ phones be seized and destroyed?

The vast majority of UK drivers think police officers should be able to destroy the phones of motorists caught using them while driving. The AA survey* […]
16th April 2018
Young people are the highest-risk group when it comes to being distracted by their phones

74% of young motorists admit to being distracted by their mobiles

Talkative passengers, noisy kids and worsening congestion make it difficult to stay focused while driving. But the ping or ring of a mobile phone is the […]
13th March 2018
@SurreyRoadCops quipped that the dangerous driver had been watching Dumb and Dumber

Surrey Police stop BMW driver watching a movie on the M25

Owners of BMWs often get a bad rap for their driving. Disliked on the roads, they’re frequently stereotyped as being inconsiderate lane hoggers, who drive too […]
9th March 2018
Drivers caught are given a £200 fine and six penalty points

UK among Europe’s hardest hitters for mobile phone use

It’s no secret that if you’re caught using your mobile phone behind the wheel, you’ll likely be hit with a harsh-but-fair penalty. But did you know […]
30th October 2017
New rules doubled the sentence of mobile phone use in March

Did you spot the pink kittens?

When you pair Grammy-award winning video directors with a celebrated yet elusive electronic musician (and throw in a heap of pink kittens), you’re probably not expecting […]
20th October 2017
Almost three million drivers use dash cams

Dash cam footage in court triples in under three years

Arguing over blame in a road collision is frustrating and exhausting. Whether you’re to blame or not, if you’re found to be at fault, you could […]
22nd September 2017
Using a phone behind the wheel is the most annoying commuter habit

The top five commuter pet peeves revealed

Morning gridlock and limited parking spaces are both valid reasons why the rat race is nobody’s favourite pastime. But new research unearths some more specific motoring […]
16th August 2017
Many motorists ignore the law about mobile use

Catch me if you can: Motorists flout phone laws amid police cuts

The number of specialist traffic officers has fallen by almost a third in 10 years – a Freedom of Information request (FOI) reveals – leading to […]
22nd June 2017
200 drivers caught a day using their mobile phone

Over 200 drivers a day caught on phone

Many of you will know that back in March, the penalties handed down to drivers caught using their phone behind the wheel changed. In fact, they […]
4th April 2017
A test of the system is expected to go live in September 2017.

Could your smartphone become your driving licence?

Your driving licence might be getting a whole lot smarter. And we don’t mean the slightly scruffy photo you have on yours that you absolutely hate. […]
14th December 2016
A driver in Manchester was caught eating a bowl of cereal at the wheel.

Driver stopped by police… for eating a bowl of cereal

You had a late night. Your alarm didn’t go off. You’re in a rush. You know there’s going to be traffic. Who has time for breakfast?! […]