Follow these simple steps to stay the right side of the law and to stay alive:
You are 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 is 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 premiums could go up.
Don’t make or answer calls when you’re driving. All phone calls distract the driver’s 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 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.