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The ABI has called for a ban on motorists using hand-held mobilephones while driving, as well as issuing a warning that drivers convictedof using a mobile phone while driving could face higher motor premiums.The ABI's submission to the Department of Transport's consultation onproposals to create a new offence argues that offenders should havepenalty points added to their licence rather than be fined a fixed penaltyof £30. As the law stands, motorists using their phones at the wheel canbe charged

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