A full phone driving law ban should be considered claim experts as current laws give drivers a ‘misleading impression’ that hands-free devices are safe.

Change phone driving laws to incorporate hands-free devices too requests a group of MPs. The group has warned that current laws give the “misleading impression” that hands-free options are safe. Using your mobile phone has been illegal since 2003 and drivers can be fiend £200 and six penalty points. Hands-free devices are permitted if certain rules are followed under current laws.

The Commons Transport Select Committee has argued that using a hands-free device creates “the same risks of collision”.

An expert told the committee that taking a hands-free call can cause ‘essentially the same’ amount of distraction as being over the legal limit of alcohol, reports the BBC.

Joshua Harris, of road safety charity Brake, said that “using a hands-free phone can impair a driver in the same way as a hand-held device and so it makes sense that the law treats these acts equally”.

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