Too many workers driving and calling

Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership is urging businesses to take road safety seriously after research revealed that nearly a fifth of staff do not believe their employers encourage safe and legal mobile phone use while driving.

The survey by the AA revealed seven per cent of staff feel under pressure to answer their hand-held work mobile when driving, while four per cent of staff have been criticised by their manager for not responding to emails, texts or calls when driving for work or commuting.

It also showed two per cent of staff have been told to return emails, texts and calls when driving to work.