New driving law: Mobile phone rules should be strengthened to ‘outlaw’ hands-free

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However, the rule means drivers can continue to use a hands-free device if it is secured in a cradle.

However, Mr Freeman claims the level of distraction while using a hands-free divide is the same as motorists who drink and drive.

He said: “The Government needs to say any use of a mobile phone in a car should be outlawed even if it is hands-free and resting in a cradle.

“If we are talking about making our roads safer, why say you can use a phone for this purpose or that purpose if it is in a cradle when in reality it is just as dangerous as if you had it pressed against your ear.

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