RHA gives drivers mobile phone advice

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The Road Haulage Association is urging hauliers and lorry drivers to stop using mobile phones while driving.  It follows the jailing of a lorry driver who killed a mother and 3 children while distracted by his phone. Tomasz Kroker was jailed for 10 years at Reading Crown court after pleading guilty to 4 counts of...
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The Road Haulage Association is urging hauliers and lorry drivers to stop using mobile phones while driving.  It follows the jailing of a lorry driver who killed a mother and 3 children while distracted by his phone.Richard-Burnett-web1

Tomasz Kroker was jailed for 10 years at Reading Crown court after pleading guilty to 4 counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Commenting, RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett said: “This practice needs to be eradicated from the industry once and for all. There is abundant evidence that use of hand-held mobiles – as opposed to hands-free devices – is a major cause of road accidents.  The two issues should not be confused.  The use of hand-held mobiles is the safety risk that has to be addressed, through much stronger deterrents. We welcome today’s sentence which sends out a strong signal to lorry drivers who risk other’s lives through this act of stupidity.”

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