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Drivers warned of 'terrifying trend' which could see fines of up to £5,000 for using watch

“Studies have shown that smartwatches are actually more distracting to check while driving than mobile phones, and yet the rules and regulations around using them are not clearly in place.

“It’s a disaster waiting to happen and we would urge the Government and smartwatch producers to take action on preventing drivers from using the devices.

“There’s currently very little clarity or publicity around the legalities of smartwatch use while driving, and if that continues it’s going to cost lives.”

According to the International Data Corporation, when drivers have conversations on their devices, whether handheld or hands-free, reaction times are increased.



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