Posting Date: June 24, 2002
Jambusters eye cellphones (BBC) -- "Within five minutes of being switched on the system is able to generate traffic information for over 90% of roads in the network."
From the BBC website, 8th May 2002:
A ban on drivers speaking on mobile phones could be scuppered because police cannot tell when a hands-free kit is being used.
Mobiles have been linked to 17 road deaths in the UK.
But safety campaigners say that could be the tip of the iceberg as no official figures have ever been compiled.
A recent study found using a mobile phone behind the wheel was nearly as dangerous as drink driving.........
.......Although phone records could be used in court to show a phone was operating, drivers could claim it was switched on but not in use.