Distraction theme for Road Safety Week

Published on: Wednesday, 10-June-2015

Distractions are the key them for the Chief Fire Officers Association’s Road Safety week, which takes place from 8 to 14 June. 

Drivers and passengers are reminded that:

  • Distracted driving isn’t just dangerous for you – it puts your passengers, other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians at risk too.
  • There’s no safe way to use a phone whilst driving – turn it off or put it on silent, and put it out of reach.
  • Be a safe passenger – let the driver focus on the road.
  • Just drive – eating, drinking and smoking whilst driving reduces your reaction time.
  • Set your satnav or your sound system before you drive. If you need to adjust them, pull over in a safe place.
  • Ensure all passengers – front and back - wear a seatbelt.
  • Anyone found using a mobile phone while driving or not wearing a seatbelt is liable to a £100 fine and three penalty points.