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Why my New Year's motoring wish is for drivers to stop using their phone while at the wheel

28 December 2016 Blog

Motorpoint blogger Ken Gibson explains why his motoring New Year’s wish is for all those drivers still using their phone while driving to stop

“As far as I am concerned anyone still using their mobile phone while driving in this day and age is quite simply a moron”

If I have one motoring New Year’s wish it is for all those drivers still using their phones while driving to stop.

Using the phone, especially texting, is for me every bit as dangerous and irresponsible as anyone drink driving.

The Government have in the last year increased the fines and penalty points for drivers caught using a phone, and the courts should enforce them to the maximum.

The only way motorists are going to learn is if they lose their licence and possibly their job and get hit hard in the pocket. There is no excuse for not going hands free and your mobile professionally connected to your in car system. As far as I am concerned anyone still using their mobile phone while driving in this day and age is quite simply a moron.  

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About the author

Ken Gibson was Motoring Editor for The Sun for 23 years during which time he became one of the best known motoring newspaper journalists in the world. Over that period Ken tested thousands of cars from super minis to SUVs and super cars, and drove millions of miles all over the world.

As well as writing a blog covering the motoring issues of the day, he also independently road tests and creates video reviews on a cross section of cars sold by Motorpoint.