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Let driving distract you from your phone


The NZ Transport Agency has launched a new safety campaign encouraging Kiwis to enjoy a break from the constant demands of their mobile phones by switching them off while driving.

The Let Driving Distract You campaign encourages drivers to see the car as a safe-haven from the never-ending stream of dings, likes, tags, memes, messages and emails coming from our phones.

Sitting behind the wheel is a place where you can – and should – be free from the distraction of your phone. Driving while distracted can have fatal consequences, and there is no better reason for not replying to a message or a phone call than ‘sorry, I was driving’.

Mobile phones are a totally ingrained part of everyday, modern life. With this campaign the Transport Agency is providing a positive message to help people make the right decision to keep safe by resisting the urge to be on their phones while driving.

Watch Let Driving Distract You below.

Further information on driver distraction.