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l'Association Prévention RoutièreA CAMPAIGN has been launched to warn of the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving, as their use is the reason behind 10% of road accidents.

l'Association Prévention Routière has provided statistics showing 58% of drivers had used a mobile phone at the wheel in 2011, this compared to 23% in 2004 and 19% in 1999.

The association's campaign is set to focus on younger drivers, with 76% of those aged between 18 and 24 saying they had used their phone whilst driving.

At the heart of the campaign is a website,, which asks people to make a decision about using their phone as if sat in the driver's seat.

If you are caught driving while using a mobile phone then you face a fine of €135 and you three points on your licence.

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