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Question 581 September 2007


Hands-free phone use when driving - effect of increased penalty?

The increased penalty for hand-held phone use in vehicles (from a fixed- fine to licence penalty points) may have led to pressure on some companies to install hands-free equipment in company cars.

However, well-publicised research has increasingly suggested that the use of ANY form of telephony in cars can be a dangerous distraction that will increase road risk. Taking these two issues together, have organisations changed their in-car mobile phone policies since Sheiiba last reviewed this issue in January 2006 and if so how?

 
 

The following 12 companies answered this question and 4 documents were supplied:

  • Anglian Water Services
  • BBA Aviation plc
  • BG Group plc
  • Dow Corning Ltd
  • E.ON UK plc
  • Findus Group
  • Homeserve plc
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Next plc
  • PepsiCo International (UK)
  • Petrofac
  • Scottish Power plc
Documents
  • "Car Driving - Guidance 310 - Update"
  • "Mobile Phone Policy"
  • "Mobile Phone Use September 2007 update"
  • "Update on Mobile Phones"

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