While a number of
studies have concluded that driving while using a cellphone can be dangerous, and many governments impose fines for
driving-while-talking, the number of DWT cases prosecuted in the UK has actually risen by 75% in the past year.
However, indications are that the rise may have less to do with chattier motorists than with stepped-up enforcement by
police, including the use of tag-reading cameras. UK DWT fines are due to double, from £30 to £60 this
year, so prosecutions may actually start to decline -- unless the chattering class of drivers is also