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.
– 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.