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, www.enmodevoiture.com, 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.
Next time you send money to another country: don't use your bank
Learn how to keep more of your own money with a free guide from CurrencyFair and over the next few days find out how I have saved using their service as well as other tips and advice.
Sign up with your email address below:
100% Privacy. Email address will never be sold to another company. Unsubscibe when you wish.