Eddie West, of Honeywell Control Systems, believes voice-activated in-car phone systems could be a key to lowering the risk of making calls. The company only allows its drivers to use hands-free phones.
West said: 'You have a code word to switch it on and off and you can have numbers programmed in by name. I don't have any problems with the quality of reception, most of my phone numbers are pre-dialled and, if I do want to make a call to another number, I can do so just by saying 'dial' and speaking the number. It is no different to me having a conversation with a passenger.'