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DUE TO ILL HEALTH UNFORTUNATELY UPTWOSPEED LTD ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO DELIVER DRIVER EDUCATIONAL TRAINING. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL MY CUSTOMERS WHO I HAVE WORKED WITH OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS IN PROMOTING A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE APPROACH TO ROAD SAFETY.

SAFE DRIVING FOR LIFE... DAVE

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  Mobile Telephones – Useful or a Menace
 
 
Reaction times for drivers using hand-held phones are 30 per cent slower than reaction times for drivers who have been drinking at the legal limit.
 
The majority of drivers seem to have one or have access to them. What we need to remember is that using a mobile phone to have a conversation or send a text message whilst driving is not a good idea. Even with a hands free kit it is difficult and distracting to hold a conversation with someone and apply full concentration to your driving. My advice would be engine, on phone off. Highway code Rule 97.
 
using a mobile phone whilst driving, THINK!   The law is clear on this subject. If you are caught using a mobile phone (not hands free) whilst driving it will cost you £60 and three points on your licence. Many motorists obviously believe that the risk of been caught is low or the penalty is worth the risk of being caught. Ever-day I witness drivers of all types of vehicles using their phones to talk or text whilst driving. Some of these drivers are travelling in excess of 70 M.P.H. on a busy motorway!

Following a meeting in Leeds I walked to the Railway Station. This took me about 6 minutes. In that short distance I witnessed four drivers on the phone. This is not uncommon and you do not have to stray far from your doorstep to witness this irresponsible behaviour.

Don’t kid yourself that you can control your vehicle whilst taking or making this call. Those of you who text on the move, are putting others in grave danger. Your driving is considered to be dangerous, if texting whilst driving. The penalties for this offence are much greater.
 
  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1573190/Drivers-who-use-mobile-phones-face-jail.html

Sobering thoughts - A simple call could be free depending on your tariff. But the tariff if you get caught using a mobile phone whilst driving could be anything from £60 to 14 years in prison. It is not worth it.

If you are an employer, do you have a Work-Related Road Safety Policy for your employees who drive at work? Many companies are now banning the use of mobile phones whilst driving. Even the self employed have to address this. The only difference is that if you employ more than 5 people, your policy must be recorded.

If your employee is caught using a phone whilst driving for work purposes, you may also be liable to prosecution. If they were to go to jail you could be sharing the same cell with them.
 
     
  Ensure your Health and Safety policies and procedures are adequate:-
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg382.pdf
 
     
  Should you wish to discuss any issues of Work-Related Road Safety do not hesitate to CONTACT US.  
     
  How did we ever live without our mobile phone? The truth is we did!  
     
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