Phones big­ger dan­ger than drink in UK

Geelong Advertiser - Motoring - - CARSGUIDE -

ROAD safety cam­paign­ers in the UK are warn­ing that mo­bile phone dis­trac­tion will be­come a big­ger killer than drink driv­ing on that coun­try’s roads by next year. The num­bers of mo­torists us­ing mo­bile phones to make calls, texts or so­cial me­dia up­dates when driv­ing has risen to epi­demic lev­els and dis­tracted driv­ing is ex­pected to be the big­gest sin­gle cause of death and in­juries on the roads as a re­sult. The Poms are look­ing at dou­bling the cur­rent penalty for mo­bile phone use to six points on a mo­torist’s li­cence and a one-year ban.

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