Taking your eyes off the road should not be an option when you are driving and certainly not to check your Facebook newsfeed or to reply to someone’s message.
Taking your eyes off the road should not be an option when you are driving and certainly not to check your Facebook newsfeed or to reply to someone’s message. Tom Huntley

OPINION: Put down the phone, it’s not worth the danger

I COULDN'T believe my eyes on Friday night when I was walking down the Esplanade with my wife.

In the space of half an hour I saw several motorists driving along with their heads down towards their laps and their faces lit up with the glow of what undoubtedly would have been a mobile phone screen.

This really needs to stop before more people are killed in accidents that are so avoidable.

I think for many people driving on our roads they forget they're driving essentially a high powered, tonne of steel that even at low speeds can be capable of killing someone.

Taking your eyes off the road should not be an option when you are driving and certainly not to check your Facebook newsfeed or to reply to someone's message.

So next time you hear your phone going off while you are driving, pull over to the side of the road and answer it.

If you get a message, you can wait to answer it.

It is definitely not worth the potential of injuring yourself or someone else.



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