Drink driving has long been a socially unacceptable thing to do and over the last few years, the use of a mobile phone while driving has been banned. However, it is known that a drivers concentration levels are reduced by as much as 30% when using a hands-free phone.
Brake, the road safety charity, is campaigning for a ban on the use of hands-free phones when at the wheel, and for tighter regulation of the use of in-car entertainment systems.
Drivers on the phone, even hands free, are four times more likely to have a accident or to have difficulties changing lanes.
- How can we all help?
- Write to your MP
- Make the Pledge to keep your speed low, not to use mobiles when driving and to remain sober and alert
- Tweet your support
As the road safety charity, Brake says, “No call or message is worth a life.”
Author: Gillian Ward