Here at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service we have a commitment, with partners, to reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.
You may think you’re used to multi-tasking: but texting and using the internet while you’re watching TV isn’t the same as doing so while you’re behind the wheel. Your reaction times are 50 per cent slower while talking on a phone and you’re four times more likely to be involved in a collision if you use a mobile while driving.
Distracted driving isn’t just dangerous for you – it puts your passengers, other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians at risk too.
Whether you’re young or old, using a mobile phone, texting, using in-vehicle technologies (such as satnavs) and even eating can distract you from the road. Even if it’s just for a few seconds – that’s all it takes to have or cause a collision .
Top tips for young drivers