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More expensive insurance for drivers who use mobiles

Drivers who are caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel will not only find themselves on the business end of a fine from the police, but now they’ll also be penalised by their insurer too.

Allianz Insurance has announced that it’s putting up insurance premiums for motorists with a convinction for driving whilst using a mobile by 30 percent, in the same way it would for people who had been convicted of careless driving.

Another step in the right direction to make sure people get the message about going hands-free when they’re driving. Presumably Jeremy Clarkson is looking for a new insurer now…

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