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UK Cell Phone Ban While Driving Triggers Traffic Hazards as Drivers Pull Over for Calls

January 19, 2004

A ban on the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving is causing a safety crisis on Britain's roads as motorists, including fleet drivers, put their lives in danger by attempting to stop and answer calls, Fleet News, a UK fleet publication reported on January 14. Since the UK government introduced the ban late last year, growing numbers of fleets have reported drivers having near-misses with stationary cars parked in dangerous places by drivers answering calls. Fleet News reported that one driver had died in a crash after another motorist stopped to answer a mobile phone
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