There is nothing that annoys me more than seeing other drivers talking on their mobile phone. To me, it's the ultimate form of selfishness, fine risk your own life, but please don't put me or my children at risk as well. There is a very narrow country lane near my house, and when I was pregnant with Son 1, a driver talking on his phone ploughed into me and took off my wing mirror (and then drove off). Luckily I wasn't hurt, but I was very shaken up and had to pull over while I calmed down, not the safest thing to do on a narrow lane but I felt it was the best course of action at the time. I had to get out of the car and am sorry to report that not one driver stopped to help a heavily pregnant woman who had just been crashed into!
Anyway, it's not just talking on a phone that's distracting and dangerous, but also the phone ringing when you are driving. Although I normally turn mine off before I get in the car, I must admit there are times that I forget and people can be very persistent, ringing over and over again, it's not good - it's stressful and distracting.
Never fear, help is at hand in the form of a new app from Esure. Their application blocks all beeps, sounds and flashes once you drive over 10mph and just takes all the temptation away. Since most car accidents are caused by driver inattention, it just means that this element is taken away leaving you to drive in safety without annoying distractions. I think it's a great idea, click here for more info
This post is sponsored by Esure but all thoughts are my own.