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Tweet driving slammed by safety groups

New research shows that drivers are still not getting the message when it comes to mobile phone use while driving – and social networking is a big problem.According to the survey by road safety charity Brake and Direct Line, 21% of young drivers admit to using email, Twitter and Facebook while on the go – more than twice the proportion of ‘older drivers’.Alarmingly, 44% of young drivers say they text behind the wheel. Again, this is a far higher proportion than that of older drivers.This is not the first time that the shocking extent of smartphone use behind the wheel has been revealed – so the message isn’t getting through, despite the warnings.