Phones and driving do not mix
Over the past month, 3 relatives and friends have been involved in motor vehicle accidents where at least one of the drivers has admitted to texting or doing emails while driving.
As well, there was the tragic accident involving two police officers who were severely injured whilst setting up a random breath testing station in Sydney. Another case in the last month where the driver admitted to being distracted by their phone.
This is a serious problem that is confronting society and the insurance industry and I support the decision by more and more underwriters to include an exclusion in their policy, giving them the ability to deny liability in the event that the insured driver was texting whilst driving and the accident occurred.
Clearly the police alone cannot address this situation, which to my mind, is only becoming worse.