As far as we are concerned, staying safe on the road is the primary concern for all drivers and therefore we feel very strongly about drivers who believe that it is ok to use a mobile phone whilst they are driving.

Below we have taken a snippet from a recurring story in the press and we believe that the time is right to highlight it again.

The Facts About Driving Whilst Using a Mobile

  • Studies show that drivers using a hands-free or handheld mobile phone are slower at recognising and reacting to hazards.
  • Even careful drivers can be distracted by a call or text – and a split-second lapse in concentration could result in a crash.

Drivers caught twice on phone should face a ban, police urge

Stamping Out This Illegal Practice

The police are working hard to stamp this out this illegal and dangerous practice and a senior officer has offered the following method of highlighting just how serious this indiscretion should be viewed.

Suzette Davenport, who speaks on roads policing for the Association of Chief Police Officers, says that the Government is failing to crack down on motorists because of the looming election

Facing an Automatic Ban

“Motorists who are caught for a second time using a mobile phone at the wheel should be banned from the roads, says a leading police officer.

Suzette Davenport, Chief Constable of Gloucestershire, accused the Government of failing to get tough with offenders because it might be a vote-loser.

Miss Davenport, who speaks on roads policing for the Association of Chief Police Officers, said: “My view is that if someone is caught twice using a mobile phone within a period of time we should be considering things like disqualifications for short periods of time.”

For the full story on this, please visit the Telegraph website via the following link –

Don’t Forget – It Is Illegal!!

First and foremost, not only is using a phone whilst driving dangerous, it is actually illegal.

THINK! (the Department of Transport’s dedicated road safety website) highlights the following:

Using a mobile phone, SAT NAV or any similar device whilst driving means that the driver’s attention is distracted from the road.