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Make mobile phone use by drivers taboo says mum of crash victim

Aimee Goldsmith (left) was killed after lorry driver using a mobile phone crashed into the car she was in.

The determined mother of a schoolgirl killed by an irresponsible driver who simply "couldn't leave his phone alone" has become an ambassador for The Road Victims' Trust.

Eleven-year-old Aimee Goldsmith, from Bedfordshire, died as lorry driver Tomasz Kroker changed the music on his mobile and ploughed into a queue of traffic.

Her mother Kate wants using a phone behind the wheel to become as big a social taboo as drink-driving.

Aimee was returning home from a summer holiday in 2016. The lorry was jailed.

According to Department for Transport figures, 22 people were killed and 99 seriously injured in incidents where a driver was using a handheld phone behind the wheel in 2015.

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