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.
More than 60 people have been killed in accidents on British roads in the past three years because a driver was using a mobile phone.
When you can use a phone in your vehicle
If you are the driver, you can only use your phone in a vehicle if you:
- need to call 999 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop;
- are safely parked
Darren Weston, ParamedIc Manager for Oxfordshire took part in our support campaign for Road Safety Week and you can find out more about his pledge and video below.