HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 cc98-9W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent reports he has received regarding the use of car telephones; and if he will introduce new regulations regarding their use.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

None. We have no plans to introduce legislation controlling use of in-car telephones. Existing legislation already places the responsibility on drivers to have proper control of their vehicles at all times. A motorist who fails to do so as a result of distraction or lack of concentration is liable to prosecution. The revised Highway code advises drivers not to use a hand held telephone while their vehicles are moving, except in an emergency.