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Couriers Are Risking Fines By Using Phones While Driving

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 at 12:43

Courier & Delivery Driver Bluetooth

Believe it or not, more than half of the couriers and delivery drivers admit to not having hands-free phone kit in their vehicle, or having it but not bothering to use it while driving

Des[pite the law being much tougher for using a phone at the wheel since 2017, half of the delivery drivers on the road in the UK have admitted to using a mobile phone at the wheel without using a hands-free Bluetooth device

Delivery drivers spend 35 minutes on the phone whilst driving in their vans, with approximately10% of them spending two hours on the phone while driving. Around 25% of drivers don't have Bluetooth kits in their vehicles. About 33% don't use it at all while int heir vehicle carrying out collections and deliveries.

Even though fines can be up to £200 along with 6 points on your licence, around half a million drivers still use a mobile phone behind the wheel to make calls, text, take photos or even using social media.

Sarah Cox, head of marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles that commissioned the survey, said: “Our figures show that many van drivers don’t have or aren’t using a Bluetooth hands-free kit behind the wheel – risking not only a fine and potential ban, which would damage business, but, more seriously, a potentially fatal accident.

In short, there is no excuseusing your mobile phone without a hands free kit when you're driving, with the majority of manufacturers now offering Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity as standard, even in their cheapest models.


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