1 in 4 British motorists admit to using a mobile phone whilst driving

More than 1 in 4 (27%) of British motorists have admitted to using a mobile phone without a hands free kit whilst out driving. It was also revealed that a shocking 24% of young drivers use social media sites such as Facebook while at the wheel.

1,002 British drivers were surveyed in the RAC’s Report on Motoring 2011 which also revealed that 89% of drivers want stricter application of current laws. The idea of a higher speed limit on motorways also continues to attract support, with 75% wanting a motorway speed limit of more than 70mph.

The report shows that drivers want local roads improved, particularly those they use regularly. This includes potholes repaired properly and better preparation for the increasingly extreme weather conditions we now face most winters.

The report also reveals that motorists are not against alternatives such as electric cars; provided they cost the same or less to buy as existing options and reduce their ongoing cost of motoring.