Number one cause of road crashes is the mobile phone
Yes I know I keep going back on this subject, but it is a most important one and one that can never be pushed hard enough onto the users of mobile phones who are also drivers.
Therefore, over in the Land of Oz, that’s Australia and not the wizard’s home; New South Wales police are checking the mobile phone records of any driver involved in a fatal accident to see if the driver was talking or texting on their mobile phone at the time.
According to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, close to 20,000 drivers have been caught using their mobile phone whilst at the wheel of their vehicle, this number is up by 1300 within a singer year.
Australian police have now come to the conclusion that mobile phones are the number one suspect in crashes that involve inattention, and therefore according to senior Sergeant Peter Jenkins, officers now order the call records and text transcripts of mobile phones as a matter of routine after fatal or serious crashes.
So over in Australia it seems use of mobiles while driving is on the up. More stringent punishments are required I would think, such as banning the perpetrator from the use of mobile phones and driving indefinitely.
Source — skynews