Recent statistics suggest that the number of drivers using mobile phones at the wheel has doubled despite the introduction of harsher penalties by the law. Tighter laws and new fines introduced in February 2007 have failed to deter drivers from using their mobile phones. A poll by the Transport Research Laboratory found that 2.8% of drivers make phone calls whilst driving – an 100% increase on the number in 2007 at 1.4%.
Overall, 7% of drivers were guilty of using their mobile phone at the wheel of their car. The research suggested that males aged 30-59 were the biggest culprits.
It is a bizarre state of affairs when you consider the vast number of mobile phone accessories available on the market that can keep drivers in contact in a safe manner. Bluetooth headsets offer great ways to use your mobile phone, from simple Bluetooth headsets purely to answer your calls to Bluetooth headsets which allow you to listen to your music wirelessly in stereo.