A substantial body of research shows that using a hand-held or hands-free mobile phone while driving is a significant distraction, and substantially increases the risk of the driver crashing.
Safety Signs and Training for Drivers
Stocksigns offer a range of transport safety signs and driving resources to help protect your staff and fleet. As a working partner of RoSPA we are proud to offer access to RoSPA Fleet Training and consultancy as well as a host of traffic signs.
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The issue of drivers using mobile phones just won’t go away, government and police schemes to raise awareness of the dangers of mobile phones has failed to eradicate the problem. We have a range of safety posters and signs to help you look after your staff and fleet including prohibition signs, traffic signs, information signs and hazard signs. Visit our signs shop or order a catalogue to learn more.
Drivers who use a mobile phone, whether hand-held or hands-free:
- Are much less aware of what’s happening on the road around them.
- Fail to see road signs.
- Fail to maintain proper lane position and proper speed.
- Are more likely to ‘tailgate’ the vehicle in front.
- React more slowly and take longer to brake.
- Are more likely to enter unsafe gaps in traffic.
- Feel more stressed and frustrated.
They are also four times more likely to crash, injuring or killing themselves and/or other people – RoSPA