The good news, however, is that most back clamping down heavily on those caught.

What penalty for drivers who use their mobile phone?

On the spot fine of up to £500 27.5%

Up to nine penalty points on driving licence 27.1%

Custodial sentence 17.7%

Driving ban for a month 14.1%

Be sent on driving awareness course 6.4%

No penalty 4.9%

Community service 2.3%

James, our Marketing Manager commented: “It only takes a split second while texting or talking on a mobile phone for the driver to become distracted, with possibly devastating consequences.”