Fleet News

BMA wants ban on hands-free phones

THE British Medical Association (BMA) has called on the Government to outlaw completely the use of hands-free and hand-held mobile phones in cars. In a new report, it concludes that hands-free phones constitute more of a danger in cars than any perceived radioactive threat, and nearly as big a danger as driving with a phone to the ear.

As a result, the BMA wants the Government to change its guidance to: 'Never use a hands-free phone while driving.' The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents welcomed the report. 'RoSPA knows of at least 16 cases where mobile phones have been implicated in road deaths. That may well be the tip of the iceberg,' said a spokesman. RoSPA makes no distinction between hands-free and to-the-ear mobile phones.

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee