You see other people do it, and perhaps you do it yourself. But using a handheld phone like this while
driving is both illegal, and it’s dangerous. In 2015, there were 22 fatal accidents in
the UK caused by drivers using handheld phones. Ask yourself: could you really live with the guilt of being responsible for an accident because you took your eyes off the road just to read a text or a Facebook post? The RAC’s Be Phone Smart campaign is about recognising our phones have a real grip on us and that we need to break that grip whenever we’re driving. Of course, I know it’s not easy. Your smart phone demands your attention constantly. But driving is one of the most mentally demanding things you can do. So today I’m asking you, the next time you
get behind the wheel, to think. What on your phone really can’t wait until you’ve finished that journey? Then, when you’ve got out of the car and
you can safely use a phone again, log on to You can make and share a pledge That you simply won’t use a handheld phone at the wheel Just by doing this you are sending out a message that handheld phones and driving on our busy roads don’t mix. I’ve made the promise, and it would be fantastic if you would do the same. Together, we can help make the roads a safer place. Thank you.