Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Facebook, Twitter, texting and email can kill – thousands use their smartphones while driving
Thousands of people admit to putting lives at risk as they log on to social networking sites and email while driving.
According to the RAC, offences involving mobile phones while driving, and even being under the influences of drugs, do not have the same social taboo as drink-driving.
And insurers say that using a mobile phone while driving means you are twice as likely to have a crash. Police stats suggest that mobile use is a contributing factor in two per cent of road deaths.
A driver who kills someone while they are using a mobile phone could be jailed for 14 years.