Employees urged not to phone colleague if they are driving
The call comes as the charity supports the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s (NPCC) Mobile Enforcement Campaign, running this week.
Drivers using their phone, whether handheld or hands-free, are four times more likely to crash, potentially injuring or killing themselves or other people.
Nick Lloyd, RoSPA’s road safety manager, said: “Imagine you are travelling at 40mph in a residential area, the phone rings and you pick it up and have a quick look – in the two seconds it’s taken, you will have travelled for around 40 metres, completely blind.
“Hit a pedestrian at that speed and they will suffer life-changing injuries or worse – and you will live with the consequences for the rest of your life.”
He added: “If you know someone is driving, please don’t pick up the phone to them until they have finished their journey – it could lead to tragedy.”