Distracted Driving

Many experts now believe that using a mobile phone whilst on the roads is just as dangerous as drink driving. Indeed, a UK study found that driver reaction time was 30% slower using a hands-free phone than driving with a blood alcohol level of 80mg per 100ml blood (the England and Wales legal limit).
Today, before you get in your car, please take a minute. Ask yourself if you need another pint, if you need to get there so quickly, if that person driving a bit slowly is really doing it to annoy you. Ask yourself if your journey is so important that somebody else's child deserves to lose a father...
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