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PHH calls for hands-free wiring in new cars

PHH Vehicle Management Services is asking manufacturers to include wiring for hands-free use of mobile phones as standard in new cars. The call follows two surveys - one by PHH and one by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - showing that most people want drivers banned from using hand-held phones.

PHH says 75% of fleet managers said they would pay extra for hands-free kit in new vehicles - but if fitted during manufacture additional costs would be minimised.

RoSPA's poll showed that 84% of those questioned believed drivers should be banned from using hand-held phones, compared to 74% surveyed by PHH. More than 90% of people questioned for RoSPA said they felt it was unsafe for drivers to use hand-held phones, 55% thought it was unsafe to use hands-free phones and 70% had seen mobile phone users driving dangerously.

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