Mobile Phone Use While driving

A friend of a friend lost her mother in a road crash last summer due to a lorry driver using his mobile phone whilst driving.

This article includes a video released by the police showing the devastation caused by the inattention of the driver:

Lorry driver sentenced to 6 years imprisonment after being found guilty of death by dangerous driving

Speeding driver with camera jammer gets ban

A Porsche driver caught with a laser jammer to scramble speed cameras has become the first person to be banned from driving for using one.

The driver, Jamie Shreeve, 21, from Caister near Great Yarmouth, is only the second motorist in Norfolk to be prosecuted for using such a device and he’s the first in the UK to receive a driving ban as a result.

He received a 30-day ban when he was caught red-handed by police.

The action was welcomed by two Norfolk police offices, who have been cracking down on speed camera jammers since discovering them earlier this year.

Sergeant Geoff Bowers and PC Chris Harris first came across the devices when they pulled over a Porsche 911 Turbo in March and they’ve since discovered many more.

The gadgets are sold over the internet as ‘parking sensors’. They are wired up under the dashboard with an on/off switch and feature a small jamming device on the exterior of the car.

From Yahoo: Full Article

The Effects of Speed and Driving Whilst Using a Mobile Phone

Here’s an e-mail I received this week:

The Honda crotch rocket rider was traveling at approximately 85 mph.. The VW driver was talking on a cell phone when she pulled out from a side street, apparently not seeing the motorcycle. The riders reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident.

The car had two passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them.

The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 20 feet from where the collision took place.

All three involved (two in the car and the bike rider) were killed instantly. This graphic demonstration was placed at the Motorcycle Fair by the Police and Road Safety Department…