LONDON (MO)More than a quarter of motorists text while driving, with those using cars for work more likely to offend, a survey has found. More than one in seven say they apply make-up or shave while at the wheel, found the survey by road safety charity Brake and insurance company Direct Line. Of those who used a vehicle for work, 31% said they texted while driving compared with a figure of 28% for non-work drivers.

Drivers using vehicles for work were more likely (37%) to talk on hands-free mobiles while on the road than non-work drivers (24%).