Mobile phone advice and tips

  • Leave your phone alone when driving.
  • Ideally switch off your phone before you drive off so you are not distracted.
  • If you call someone who is driving, take the responsibility and hang-up.
  • When driving you should use voicemail or a message service to take calls. Let the calls go to voicemail and then you can listen to the messages once you have reached your destination or pulled over.
  • Only use your phone after you have stopped in a safe place. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway, unless in an emergency.
  • Avoid taking calls even on a hands-free phone while driving. They can be distracting. If you must answer, say you are driving and will call them back and end the conversation as soon as possible.
  • Everyone is responsible for safety on the roads. If you make a call to someone and they are driving, stop the call and arrange to speak to them later.