Monday, 24 November 2008

RAC driver using a hand-held mobile phone

The driver of this RAC van was talking into a hand-held mobile phone as he entered this roundabout on Shernhall Street E17 (junction with Barclay Road/Raglan Road) and drove on towards the junction with Lea Bridge Road, last Friday, 2 p.m.

He was an Asian male, perhaps in his thirties. He may well be the same driver I encountered about a year ago. I was cycling up Livingstone Road E17 when an RAC van came round the corner from Copeland Road. The driver was talking on a hand-held mobile and he was also an Asian male. Funnily enough that day was a Friday too.

The new regulations are simple and unambiguous - from December 1 2003 it will be a criminal offence to use a hand-held mobile phone at any time while driving.

Kevin Delaney, Traffic and Road Safety Manager for the RAC Foundation said: "The new regulations introduce a welcome note of clarity and send a clear message to drivers and their employers about the hazards associated with the use of hand held mobile phones.

Why not let the RAC’s press office know about their lawless driver? You can choose from any of the press people here.

If you are an RAC member you can pass this information on here.