A salutary reminder of the risks of using a mobile phone whilst driving was reported in the media over the weekend:
A 65 year old woman tragically lost her life when the driver of a van, who was using his mobile at the time, caused a 6 vehicle pile-up. The driver was jailed for 4 years and banned from driving for 7 years.
Do you always follow the company policy on mobile phone use and do you encourage your colleagues to comply?
If you do decide to use the phone in the vehicle remember it must be:
- hands free
- an urgent call that cannot be avoided
- kept to a minimum length – arrange to call them back when you aren’t driving