Thursday 28th February 2008
Be Wiser Insurance

The number of people still using mobile phones behind the wheel is incomprehensible, according to a police official.

Chief Superintendent (CS) Mike McCormick has commented that he cannot believe that drivers think it is acceptable to break the law by making calls and texts while on the road.

Last year, the Department for Transport introduced legislation meaning that those caught in the act can pick up three licence points and a £60 fine.

It may also be that a conviction can compromise a car insurance policy for motorists, with firms offering them more expensive deals if they see drivers as a risk.

The official stated that motorists should divert their calls and not their attention from roads.

"If you take your eyes of the road or are distracted even for a split second due to using your mobile phone, it could result in disastrous consequences," said CS McCormick.

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