As soon as you find yourself becoming
distracted, retrain your focus on the road.
Where possible, ask a passenger to take control
of the in car entertainment system, such as changing music tracks, radio
stations or using a satellite navigation system. If you’re driving alone, then
make sure to stop before using such devices.
However tempting, do not use a mobile phone
while driving. Let calls go to voicemail and wait until you are parked safely
before you check voice or text messages or make calls.
Even if you’re stopped in traffic or at traffic
lights, you are still in control of the vehicle and could be prosecuted for
using a mobile phone.
Don’t be distracted by conversations with
passengers. It is always safest to stop talking when you need to concentrate.
If you call somebody who is driving, tell them
you will call back later and hang up.
Be wary of wearing headphones as this could delay
the speed of your response to external events.
Ensure your satellite navigation system is
placed in a sensible position (bottom right hand corner of the windscreen).
Only adjust or programme it whilst stationary.
Though it isn’t illegal to use a mobile phone
while cycling, cyclists still need to maintain concentration and you could be
prosecuted for careless or dangerous cycling.