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Motorists take photos and videos at the wheel, says RAC

The number of motorists illegally using mobile phones while at the wheel is rising, an RAC survey suggests.

It says 31% of motorists said they used a handheld phone behind the wheel compared with 8% in 2014.

The number of drivers who said they sent a message or posted on social media rose from 7% to 19%, while 14% said they had taken a photograph or video while driving.

The RAC’s annual Report on Motoring surveyed 1,714 UK motorists.

The breakdown organisation said the use of handheld mobiles was "the biggest road safety concern among motorists today".

It believes a 27% drop in full-time dedicated roads policing officers in England and Wales - excluding London - between 2.......More

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