Warning over multi-tasking at wheel

Charity reveals 67,000 North West drivers have points for mobile phones and other distractions. A new campaign calls on drivers across the North West to tune into road safety, to prevent appalling crashes caused by multitasking at the wheel.

Don't text and drive charity warns

Greater Manchester Fire Service give backing to Brake's campaign to stop people using mobile devices while driving.

"We now rescue more people from road traffic collisions than we do from fires. With smart phones and sat-navs it has never been so easy to become distracted whilst driving. And distraction leads to fatal consequences for so many people on our roads. Road Safety Week helps us reach people with road safety advice and prevent crashes before they happen."

– Wayne Shields, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service,

Figures reveal 67,000 North West drivers have points for multi-tasking at wheel

A campaign launched by the charity Brake calls on drivers across the North West to tune into road safety, to prevent appalling crashes caused by multitasking at the wheel. They're urging drivers to turn off their phones or put them in the boot.

67,000 North West drivers have points on their licence for using their mobile phone at the wheel or being otherwise distracted. 1 in 15 of these drivers have 6 points or more for driving distracted and 4 in 5 are male. 6 in 10 school children report being driven by a driver talking on a phone

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