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Government considering hands-free phone ban for drivers

Ministers must consider strengthening the ban on drivers using a mobile phone behind the wheel by outlawing hands-free use, MPs have said.

The Transport Committee said the risk of crashing was as high while using a hands-free device as it was when holding a phone, which has been illegal across the UK since 2003.

Experts warned the committee that such a ban would pose difficulties for those such as taxi drivers and delivery workers, who use their devices while on the road.