Hands-free phoning

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1572
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Making a call on a hand-held phone whilst driving is dangerous. However, concerns have recently been expressed that driving whilst undertaking hands-free calls on a mobile phone is similarly dangerous. Do you agree? What actions are you taking to discourage people from making phone calls whilst driving in London?

Answer

Answer for Hands-free phoning

Answer for Hands-free phoning

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree that people who are not giving their full attention to the road may be driving dangerously and that the MPS should pursue anyone who breaks the law or does not drive with due care and attention.