We have all seen it! You're driving along and spot someone using a mobile phone whilst driving. Despite warnings people still do it without realising that their behaviour could kill!
Until recently, it was people talking on their phone or texting which were the main problems. Now, apparently, people use their smart phones to access social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, whilst driving and this is overtaking texting as a cause of road traffic accidents.
People can be killed because of this! A driver can end up in prison, a life can be lost and a family can be devastated - all for the sake of a message! These are not isolated incidents, many road crashes are caused by drivers using their mobile phones and many people are seriously injured or killed as a result.
Turn your phone off. Wait until you stop driving before checking who has posted on your wall or your time line. It's just not worth it.
We have acted in many cases for clients who have been injured in a road crash which was caused by a driver using a mobile phone. For further information contact Chris Macwilliam.
Chris Macwilliam is an experienced personal injury specialist and is the partner who heads the firm's personal injury department. He is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).