Don’t text and drive

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS | OPINION - — NOEL PLUMMER Won­dunna

DRIV­ERS are in­creas­ingly us­ing these de­vices while driv­ing!

Don’t you think it’s time to stop this non­sense?

There should be a de­fault de­vise de-ac­ti­va­tion mode upon en­ter­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle to pre­vent the net­work sig­nal from ac­ti­vat­ing.

Driv­ers need all their fac­ul­ties while driv­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, how can they pos­si­ble be con­cen­trat­ing on the road and cir­cum­stances whilst con­vers­ing/tex­ting/oc­cu­pied on a mo­bile phone/de­vice?

It makes driv­ing more dan­ger­ous for other road users and those of us that have a care fac­tor.

Not only that, think about the cost to our emer­gency ser­vices and hos­pi­tals that at­tend to these ac­ci­dents and the long term ram­i­fi­ca­tions that could be on­go­ing.

Surely it would be in the in­ter­est of all road users that some­thing pos­i­tive be done to stop these un­nec­es­sary and fu­tile ac­ci­dents on our roads.

Ob­vi­ously our emer­gency ser­vices ve­hi­cles and af­fil­i­ated ser­vices would be ex­empt from de­vice de-ac­ti­va­tion.

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