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Health, Safety & Environment Monthly Message - July 2014
Dangers of driving whilst using your mobile phone
Risking that quick call or text whilst behind the wheel can have severe consequences. A momentary lapse in concentration on the road can prove fatal. If you need to use your phone whilst travelling (even if you possess a hands-free kit), please pull over safely first and stop in an appropriate place (e.g. a lay-by). For more detailed information about the dangers of driving whilst using mobile phones, please refer to the detailed guidance available at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg382.pdf.
Key Facts for consideration
● You are 4 x more likely to crash whilst talking on a phone
● You are 23 x more likely to crash whilst texting on a phone
● Police fines
● Insurance Premiums will increase
● Potential loss of employment