Miss Howden, 43, was at the end of long calls to her boyfriend and a work colleague when she lost control of her Mercedes CLK 220, swerved across the road and crashed.
She received a paltry 12 months driving ban and showed no remorse whatsoever.
Miss Howden said: "I am a responsible, cautious driver. It is entirely legal to use a mobile phone with a hands-free kit. I regularly make and receive calls while driving. My car is effectively my office.''
Killer yobs like Howden enjoy the complete protection of the Brown government and the Association of Chief Police Officers, who are not unduly concerned about the major form of violent death and injustice in British society.