AS MANY as 13% of drivers are still using hand-held mobile phones while at the wheel, according to a survey.
And 4% have admitted to regularly sending or reading text messages while driving, the poll by road safety charity Brake and insurance company Direct Line showed.
The number of people owning up to using hand-held mobiles at the wheel has fallen from 36% in 2006 to the current figure of 13%.
But the survey, of 1,000 drivers, also showed that the number of motorists using hands-free mobiles while driving has risen from 22% in 2006 to 38% now.
Using hand-held mobiles at the wheel has been illegal for a decade, but Brake is calling for a total ban on mobile phone use by drivers.
The survey revealed that 68% agreed that it was dangerous to use any type of mobile phone while driving, but only 3...