81% of drivers use mobile on the move
* 44% text while driving * 24% use social media behind the wheel * Tougher sanctions coming...
Eight out of 10 motorists are still using mobile phones while driving, a new survey has revealed.
In a study by goodmobilephones.co.uk, 81% admitted to using their mobile phone behind the wheel, while 44% confessed to sending text messages.
The survey also found that 31% of drivers checked their emails and 24% surfed social networking sites while driving.
What Car?'s own research shows that many drivers don't admit to using a mobile phone while driving, but claim they see many other motorists on the phone.
Results from What Car?'s poll
When did you last use a handheld mobile while driving?
In the past week 13%
In the past month 11%
When did you last see another motorist using a handheld mobile phone?
Last week 17%
Last month 4%