Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 18th August 2020
Date published/launched: August 2020
In total, 62% of respondents believe all use of mobiles behind the wheel, including hands-free, is dangerous – while just 6% agreed it was safe to talk on a hand-held device.
However, there are concerns over enforcement – with 76% saying mobile phone laws are not properly enforced.
In terms of driving under the influence, the survey highlights a support for a zero tolerance approach.
A strong majority (81%) believe a driver should not get behind the wheel if they have drunk any alcohol – while 96% state someone who has taken illegal drugs should not drive any distance.
More than six in 10 (61%) say they know how much alcohol they can drink before being over the legal drink-drive limit.
On speeding, the survey shows disparity between those who believe it is safe to speed on different types of road.
A total of 82% say it is not safe to travel even slightly over the speed limit on residential streets – compared to 39% on motorways.
More people believe speed cameras are there to save lives (59%) than to make money (41%).
Over half (59%) prefer average speed cameras to fixed speed cameras.
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