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Texting drivers 'still ignoring message', says Brake

The number of motorists caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel has fallen by almost half in five years, the BBC has found.

More than two thirds of police forces across the UK recorded a drop in the number of drivers being stopped for mobile phone use since 2011.

In 2011-12, 178,000 people were stopped by police in the UK, compared with under 95,000 in 2015-16.

But Alice Bailey, from the road safety charity, Brake, said its research showed "the message still hasn't got through".

She said up to 50% of people polled admitted using their phone while driving.

  • 28 Sep 2016