Being caught using a mobile whilst in the car is going to prove even more costly as insurers will increase premiums for those charged says AA Insurance.
Having checked the situation with 8 different insurance companies across the market AA Insurance found that premiums could cost between 4 and 18 percent more because of a mobile phone offence. This can easily add GBP40 or more to the average annual premium.
A spokesman from AA Insurance explained that using a hand held mobile phone whilst driving means reduced vehicle control, slower reaction times and a heightened risk of an accident. Therefore premiums are naturally going to be more as the risk is greater.
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