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When TEXTING Leads to BAD Situations…
So you’re catching up on the latest gossip or news with your best friend from the night before. Texting is the easiest way to communicate with your friends all day, every day. You text when you’ve just woken up and still laying in bed, you text on the toilet, and you text walking around public places…sound familiar?
Did you know in the UK, if you accept a roadside fixed penalty notice if you’re caught using a hand-held phone, you will receive 3 penalty points on your licence and a fine of Â£100? If a case goes to court, in addition to points, you could face discretionary disqualification on top of a maximum fine of Â£1,000 (or Â£2,500 in the case of drivers of buses/coaches and goods vehicles) PLUS this leads to higher insurance costs in the future. #WorthIt?
Introducing our 3rd and final video featuring YouTube star and Road Respect ambassador, Jaack , this time we’re looking at how texting and not paying attention to your surroundings can lead to bad situations for you, for someone else or for both.
This situation may be a funny scenario but it really just put’s Jack in an awkward and bad situation. What if he was texting and driving, and something equally or worse happened to him?
The laws behind using mobile phones when driving are covered by Gov.uk stating that the only acceptable time to use a phone in your vehicle is –
If youâ€™re the driver, you can only use your phone in a vehicle if you:
– Need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and itâ€™s unsafe or impractical to stop
– Are safely parked
If you’re using hands-free devices when driving:
You can use hands-free phones, sat navs and 2-way radios when youâ€™re driving or riding. But if the police think youâ€™re distracted and not in control of your vehicle you could still get stopped and penalised.