The facts

Studies show that drivers using a hands-free or handheld mobile phone are slower at recognising and reacting to hazards.

Even careful drivers can be distracted by a call or text and a split-second lapse in concentration could result in a crash.

The figures

More than 60 people have been killed in accidents on British roads in the past three years because a driver was using a mobile phone.

When you can use a phone in your vehicle

If you are the driver, you can only use your phone in a vehicle if you:

  • need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop;
  • are safely parked