Wednesday 31st October 2007
Be Wiser Insurance

People in the UK are still refusing to take the ban on using a mobile phone while driving seriously.

Figures from motoring website show that more than 1,100 motorists were flouting the law by chatting or texting on the road this year.

This comes despite revised regulation introduced on February 27th which means that those caught in the act can now pick up a £60 fine and three points on their licence.

In addition, a motoring conviction can have an effect on a car insurance policy.

Andrew McGavin, founder of - a site which allows road users to shop those they see breaking the law, commented that the activity needs to be curbed by authorities.

He said: "We seem to tolerate drivers focusing more on their phone call than the road. This has to be tackled and it is the police's job to act."

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