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Keep your mobile out of reach while driving 22.02.19

RESEARCH continues to show that being distracted while driving, when using a mobile phone, increases the risk of a collision. The Donegal Road Safety Working Group is urging motorists to put their phones out of reach before their journey begins so they are not tempted to use it while driving.
Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council explains “Driving at 60 kph, if a motorist takes their eyes of the road to look at a phone for just two seconds, a vehicle will travel 33 meters and in that time lapse a motorist will be totally oblivious to what is happening on the road."
"A short lapse of concentration can have lifelong consequences, using a mobile phone while driving significantly increases the chances of being involved in a serious or fatal collision”.
From January to November 2018, there were 28,892 fixed penalty notices issued in Ireland for using a mobile phone while driving.
“Even if you are using a hands-free phone you should avoid making or answering calls when driving. If there is a need to answer a call, pull in safely before doing so” says Brian. “Motorists must be more aware of the incredible danger of using their phone while driving and it is time to banish mobile phones from the driver's sight by placing them out of reach and out of sight. Using a mobile phone while driving creates a significant risk to all road users and this practice needs to stop”.
He adds “It is just not worth it, just to take a call or answer a text. The safety of all road users is paramount and we want to ensure that everyone uses the road safely and with consideration for all road users."
From January to November 2018, there were 28,892 fixed penalty notices issued in Ireland for using a mobile phone while driving.
 
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