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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