Mobiles and Motors “Do Not Mix”
According to the government, Mobile phone and motor drivers are two things that do not mix. The Department for Transport has unveiled a new campaign about the dangers of typing text messages while at the wheel and almost 12% motorists admitted to doing so.
Road safety minister John Fitzpatrick commented on the release of the THINK! Radio advert and said anyone texting while driving is not giving full attention to the road. He remarked that “Some people are still needlessly risking their own lives and putting others in danger for the sake of a text or a call”. He also added that the government’s message was simple – just do not use a handset while at wheel.
Those caught doing so now receive three penalty points on their license, which is likely to make their motor or car insurance premiums increase.
Using a mobile phone while driving can also incur a fine up to £1,000 to £2,500 for the heavy goods vehicles.
In other news the car scrappage scheme was under fire today by car manufacturers.