Ignore Your Phone

You’re four times more likely to crash if you use a mobile phone while driving. Reaction times for drivers using a phone are around 50% slower than normal driving. Even careful drivers can be distracted by a call or text – and a split-second lapse in concentration could result in a crash. It’s illegal to use a hand-held mobile when driving on the road. If you are caught, you could be fined and lose your licence and your insurance costs could go up.   ADVICE: – Don’t make or answer calls when you’re driving. All phone calls distract drivers’ attention from the road. – It’s illegal to use a hand-held mobile when driving on the road even if you’ve stopped at traffic lights or are stuck in a traffic jam or are in a car park. All these situations are covered by the legal definition of ‘driving on the road’. – Park safely before using your mobile phone. Do not park on the hard shoulder of the motorway. – Don’t call other people when they’re driving. If you call someone and they tell you they are driving, ask them to call you back when they have parked up safely.

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