The Obvious Dangers of Texting Whilst Driving

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I have read in the newspapers today of another death caused by a driver not paying attention to the road whilst using his mobile phone.  In this case the driver to the vehicle was actually driving an HGV and had been texting moments before he ploughed into the young female was crossing at a busy crossing with her bike. Sadly she was killed. The driver admitted both dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice.

So many of these types of accidents go unreported but fortunately the law has recognised its dangers and you will be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £60 if you are caught or 3 points on your driving licence.  Fortunately the matter can come before a court if the police officer considers a fixed penalty inadequate. Hands free kits are the best option if you need to use a mobile phone whilst driving but only if you are able to concentrate whilst doing so!   

Eleanor Phipp

Paralegal - Personal Injury team

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