CBI opposes mobile-ban plan

The
CBI has opposed plans by the Government to prosecute employers under new
legislation banning motorists from using mobile phones while driving.

Under
the proposals an employer who ’causes or permits’ staff to use a mobile phone
while driving could be fined.

Employees
could escape a £30 fixed penalty or court-imposed fine of up to £1,000 if they
could show their employer expected them to take or make calls while driving.

A
spokesman for the CBI said the proposed legislation had serious implications
for business.

By Paul Nelson

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