Skip to main content

Car Telephones

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he 1 as on regulations prevailing in other European Community countries to restrict the use of car telephones by drivers of moving vehicles.

I deplore the use of hand-held telephones by drivers while their vehicle is moving. A survey conducted last year by the European Commission found that no member country had specific legislation controlling the use of in-car telephones. Like the United Kingdom, our European partners found that their general offences of driving without proper control or attention gave police adequate powers for dealing with irresponsible drivers.