A poll on Sky News' website which posed the question, 'Driving and mobiles: Would you risk £30 fine and three penalty points?' revealed that 56.5% of respondents would take the risk for the sake of a phone conversation on the move. The remainder said they would not.
There have been a total of 5,795 responses to the poll.
The results confirm fears expressed in our own Fleet Panel on the issue. In May 51% of fleet decision-makers said they believed their drivers were ignoring the law banning the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving.