Telstra targeting talk-and-drive users this Easter

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Telstra targeting talk-and-drive users this Easter

Fifteen percent of Aussie parents have admitted talking on their mobile while driving with their kids in the car and most aren't scared of being fined for it, according to research.

As families hit the road for the Easter long weekend, Telstra - which commissioned the survey of 1,000 adults - has warned them not to talk and drive at the same time.

They've also given some useful tips for drivers, such as not to text while driving either, and to pull over if you really need to take a call.

The survey also found that despite increased penalties only half of respondents are worried about being fined for using their phones whilst driving.

"You wouldn't read the paper while driving, so why would you drive while talking or texting on your handheld mobile?" the executive director of Telstra's consumer division, Jenny Young, berated drivers.

"Not only is it illegal, it's also extremely dangerous."

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