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Netcom warns drivers to use handsfree devices

Monday 29 July 2013 | 12:42 CET | News
TeliaSonera's Norwegian subsidiary Netcom said its Trends survey shows 47 percent of people in Norway use their mobile phone while driving occasionally, with as many as 25 percent saying they do so daily. Another 27 percent never drive and talk on the phone at the same time. Netcom communications advisor Charlotte Erikstad said 63 percent of drivers surveyed used their handsfree device to answer incoming calls and that the company advises all drivers to do the same or to hand their phone to a passenger.

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