I knew someone who was killed by someone on a mobile phone. The person I knew was crossing the road at traffic lights and was run over. The drivers phone was found in the footwell of the car, they denied being on the phone, but of course the call register proved otherwise.
The person I knew was thrown 40 feet away from the car, died instantly.
Using a mobile phone is wrong, wrong, wrong
I remember reading somewhere that using a mobile phone whilst driving is statistically as bad as drink driving in terms of how much it diverts your attention.
People think it won't happen to them though, that they are too good a driver. Sorry, but they are wrong.
One of our friends uses his mobile whilst driving with his 2 year old son in the car.......makes my blood absolutely boil.
I know of quite a few too, I didn't do it before it was illegal and don't do it now. I just wouldn't have the skill to use a phone and give the road my full attention.
My steering wheel has controls for the radio/cd player at the side so can change tracks withought being ditracted.
Things like that clip scare the crap out of me, just because i try to be a careful driver doesn't mean myself and ds wont be in an accident, because there are idiots out there (dp) that think they are the worlds best drivers, so the law doesn't apply to them!