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Drivers 'use Facebook at the wheel'

Drivers 'use Facebook at the wheel'
Drivers 'use Facebook at the wheel'

Obsession with new technology means some drivers are now even uploading images from Facebook while at the wheel.

As many as 9% of motorists send texts while driving and 5% answer calls on hands-held mobile phones, the survey by Motors.co.uk found.

Also, 2% check or update social media accounts and 1% upload a photo or image to or from a social media site.

The poll of more than 2,500 drivers also showed that 69% believe that the police should more stringently enforce the ban on using a phone while driving.

Around two in three think mobile users should face harsher fines while 59% said offenders should receive more penalty points on their licence.

Motors.co.uk commercial director Phil Jones said: "We fully support reducing instances of mobile phone use without a hands-free set by drivers.

"As the research suggests, a significant number of people want the police to impose stricter laws and punishments. Using your mobile phone handset while driving is completely intolerable, and can ultimately cost lives."

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