The RHA has released a guide to the use of mobile devices in cabs, promoting safety, efficiency and compliance in the freight sector.
The guide advises that while the use of mobile phones has become an integral part of modern-day life, during a mobile phone conversation, drivers may notice fewer hazards or fail to act appropriately in response to hazards occurring in front of them.
As a result, a driver can lose control over the vehicle, which will increase the likelihood of being involved in a collision.
Regulation 110(6)(a) of the Construction and Use regulations prohibits a person from using a held-hand mobile phone or hand-held device while driving.
The guide, available here, also covers:
• Penalties of using a hand-held mobile phone,
• The use of hands-free devices,
• Relevant rules and legislations,
• and recommendations for best practice