A driver who killed a motorcyclist while making a hands-free call has been jailed for three years.
The driver had been so absorbed in her phone call that she failed to become aware that her car had crossed over into the oncoming traffic lane, where a motorcycle was approaching, resulting in tragic consequence.
Judge John Pini QC is reported as saying at the trial that while hands-free use was lawful, it remained a distraction.
This case is a reminder to all driver's that distraction is a major cause of road traffic collisions. A distraction can be caused by using the phone, tuning the radio or even talking to a passenger. At all times a driver in charge of a motor vehicle must concentrate on their driving to ensure that they arrive safe at their destination.
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