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Friday, 3 March 2017

Calls for more traffic police to clamp down on drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel

Calls for more traffic police to clamp down on drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel
Calls for more traffic police to clamp down on drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel


Calls for more traffic police to clamp down on drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel

THE demands of the technological age have meant many of us cannot live without mobile gadgets.
You only have to walk down the street to see people talking or tapping away on a mobile device.
Worryingly though, communication isn't curtailed in the car either with drivers keeping in touch through hands-free devices, or worse still tapping or yapping away at the wheel.
Communication behind the wheel, in whatever form, is distracting. Driving takes intensive concentration and a momentary lapse can cause devastating consequences.


hat is why new measures, such as an increase in penalty points, to clamp down on mobile phone use while driving are a welcome move - but according to some, more could be done.
Bradford driving instructor, Chris Smith, who runs Driving Mode driving school, says he doesn't think the new measures go far enough and believes there aren't sufficient police to clamp down on the culprits.
He says most cars are fitted with hands-free devices but he adds that it is still 'a massive distraction.'
"I don't answer mine while driving," says Chris, who won't even have a conversation on his hands-free device.



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