Van Drivers More Likely To Break Mobile Phone Law

A Department for Transport report has revealed that almost twice as many motorists in England and Scotland were seen using a hand-held device while behind the wheel of a van compared to those spied in a car.

The figures show in 2014, 1.1% of drivers were observed holding a phone in their hand with a further 0.5% observed holding the phone to their ear – this equates to more than 470,000 motorists.

A higher proportion of drivers were observed using a hand-held mobile phone when stationary (2.3%) than in moving traffic (1.6 per cent).

It also showed more men than women use a hand-held phone, and that van drivers were the most likely group to be seen doing it at 2.7% - almost twice the rate for car drivers (1.4%).

Source and Further reading: Fleet News UK