24 October 2017

Get off your f**king phones!

Alarmingly, this is something of a dangerous epidemic.

WE all know that it’s illegal to use your mobile phone when driving a car. If caught, the penalty is a £200 fine and six points on your licence. If you’ve been driving for less than two years, you could get your licence revoked.

What’s disconcerting is that so many people STILL do this. Texting while driving, scrolling the news feed, posting a status or a selfie on social media. More often than not, people do it behind the wheel while waiting in traffic. Not only is having a phone in your hand, but it’s also DANGEROUS! 

It’s astonishing on how people are more concerned about the ‘news’, gossip and rumours from their peers and acquaintances on social media. Instead of concentrating on the road ahead, and what’s around them right now! What potential hazards they could be encountering. They're oblivious to the fact that they're becoming a hazard to themselves and others. What's worse is those choosing to ignore the dangers.

The sad thing is, that it will take one accident resulting in a fatality or near-death experience. Will only make them learn ‒ the hard way ‒ on how dangerous it is use your mobile phone whilst behind the wheel of their cars.

As well as tougher penalties. Apple have been working to combat the problem of people using their phones while driving. By introducing a Do Not Disturb driving mode on peoples' iPhones. Where notifications will also be turned off. So, that you won't get them dangerous distractions when behind the wheel and on the move. Let's hope that Google are also onto this for those who have Android smartphones.

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