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RAC attend if your car breaks down at home, or within 1/4 mile of your house.

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Mobile phone use behind the wheel getting worse

Despite a fall in the number of people getting caught.
Mobile phone use behind the wheel getting worse
Leading motoring organisation the RAC believe that the potentially fatal problem of mobile phone use behind the wheel is most definitely “getting worse” despite a report from the Home Office stating that there has been a significant drop in the number of people getting caught.
 
According to this report, since 2011 the UK has seen a massive 84% fall in the number of people getting caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel. Last year, just 16,9000 drivers throughout England and Wales were issued with fixed penalty notices compared with around 123,100 five years ago.
 
The RAC are concerned however that these seemingly positive statistics don’t actually mean that there’s been a big reduction in the number of people using their mobile phone behind the wheel, but instead just means that the police are failing to catch those doing it.
 
For example, there’s 27% less full-time dedicated road policing officers patrolling British highways than there were in 2005.
 
A survey published last month by the RAC of more than 1,700 people up and down the UK also found that almost 31% of people admit to using a mobile phone behind the wheel. In 2014, that figure stood at just 8%.
 
“The simple truth of illegal handheld phone is that fewer and fewer people are being caught” said Pete Williams, the RAC’s road safety spokesman.
 
Figures from the Department for Transport show that a huge factor in the 492 accidents that occurred 2014 (out of which, 21 were fatal and 84 were classed as serious) was mobile phone use at the wheel.
 
Source: The Telegraph