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Almost one in ten UK drivers admit using mobile data services while driving.

Although almost all UK drivers know it is illegal to use their phone while driving some 45 per cent admit to taking calls or texting while behind the wheel. One in nine admit to updating Facebook, twittering or using other mobile web services when they should be concentrating on the road.

A survey from insurance firm esure found dozens of UK drivers tweeting from the road. Messages included this from Richard, a Spurs fan: "I can't believe how bad my spelling was in my last tweet. A testiment to not tweeting whilst driving!"

And the rather needy: “Good luck today Hun! Know you a bit busy n tweetin whilst driving prob illegal but u couldn't send me a HAPPY BIRTHDAY tweet ?x”

esure also drew attention to the success of this video nasty from Gwent Police. There are dozens of versions now available but the original, we think, has racked up nearly 2.5m views.

Just under a third, 29 per cent, of male drivers admit to answering mobile calls while driving compared to 25 per cent of female drivers.

Researchers surveyed 1,000 people online. More here. ®

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