Phones need software to stop drivers becoming distracted, ministers say

Phones need software to stop drivers becoming distracted, ministers say

Meeting in Whitehall between government and mobile phone companies will see the latter urged to bring in ‘drive safe’ modes

Mobile phone manufacturers and providers are facing demands from ministers to introduce software that will prevent drivers from being distracted by calls and texts.

An informal meeting in Whitehall is due to take place early in the new year, the Guardian can reveal, in which ministers and officials will tell mobile companies that “drive safe” modes, similar to the airplane mode that has become standard, must be included in basic software ahead of a broader crackdown on illegal mobile phone use on the roads.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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