A group of MPs are calling for a complete ban on mobile phones for anyone driving a vehicle. Their argument is formed on the basis of current laws being misleading by giving the impression “hands-free” operation is safe.
The Commons Transport Select Committee has reported talking through a hands-free device can create the same risks of having a collision.
On expert told the committee how talking on a hands-free device whilst driving can be a distracting as drink driving.
It was reported a public consultation on the proposal will be published at the end of 2019.
Joshua Harris, of road safety charity Brake, said research showed using a hands-free phone “can impair a driver in the same way as a hand-held device and so it makes sense that the law treats these acts equally.
“One moment’s distraction from a phone can cause a lifetime of suffering so our advice to drivers is simple – when you’re driving, make sure your phone is on silent and placed out of sight and out of reach.”
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Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.
Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.
With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.
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