Brake road safety campaign launched

A woman using her mobile phone while driving. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A woman using her mobile phone while driving. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A campaign launched by the charity Brake at the start of Road Safety Week calls on drivers across the North West to tune into road safety, to prevent appalling crashes caused by multitasking at the wheel.

The campaign appeals to drivers to turn off their phones or put them in the boot, and urges everyone to refuse to speak on the phone to someone who’s driving.

It’s being launched almost a decade after hand-held mobiles at the wheel were banned and coincides with a week-long enforcement campaign.

More than 67,000 North West drivers have points on their licence for using their mobile phone at the wheel.