Facebook the latest distraction to soaring number of motorists on the phone

Nic Cackett

The number of motorists who admit to making phone calls or writing text messages while at the wheel has tripled in the space of a year according to the latest survey.

The number of people who admit to taking calls has rocketed from 8 per cent to 28 per cent. A similar rise was seen in those who text, with almost half of those people (47 per cent) claiming it did not divert their attention from the road.