Published March 15, 2017
Do you run your business from your car? Do you feel you have to take calls when you are driving in case you miss the next sale? Then this advice from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is for you.
They are asking drivers to kill the conversation and keep their eyes on the road. From 1 March 2017 the Fixed Penalty Notice for using a handheld mobile phone while driving will increase to £200 and six penalty points.
Research suggests sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds.
In 4.6 seconds a car travelling at 30mph would have travelled 61.5 metres (202.4 feet) – that’s the same size as the wingspan of a 747 Jumbo Jet.
“I fully support this important road safety campaign to increase awareness of the devastating impact and dangers associated with distracted driving The number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads is on the increase, with the use of handheld mobile phones when driving a contributory factor.”Find out more
“I encourage all road users to “THINK ROAD SAFETY” and understand the dangers, penalties and devastating consequences of using handheld mobile phone when driving.”
Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker