Delyn MP David Hanson is urging motorists not to use their mobile phones whilst driving as the Government launches a new THINK! campaign.
The campaign features a new radio advert as well as the hard-hitting television advert launched last year, will remind drivers to switch off before getting behind the wheel. It is timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the introduction of tougher penalties for using a mobile phone when driving.
David Hanson said:
“Using your mobile phone when driving is dangerous. It could endanger your life and the life of others. Indeed, statistics show that you are four times more likely to have a crash when using your mobile phone.
“The penalty for illegally using a mobile when driving has been increase to three penalty points and a £60 fine.
“The latest research shows that the message is getting through with a 40% reduction in the number of car drivers seen using hand-held mobiles at the wheel between September 2006 and August 2007.