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New report highlights dangers of using mobile phones while driving

THE Government is studying a new report which offers further evidence of the dangers of using mobile phones while driving. Road Safety Minister Baroness Hayman launched the report in the House of Commons last week and said its findings would be taken into account in future Government policy on in-car phone use. Compiled by the Transport Research Laboratory, the report pulls together all the available research on the impact of using mobile phones when driving from sources worldwide. Key findings include:

Answering a Parliamentary Question in the House, Baroness Hayman said: 'The report concludes that the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving is regarded as unsafe. Most researchers regard this as so self-evident that there have been few specific studies.'

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